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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013, file photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. Spring is a great time to clear out your digital clutter and make sure that you're adequately protected against hackers. A personal cybersecurity clean up should involve evaluating all your passwords, updating your software and taking stock of exactly where all your personal information is stored. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Dropbox hack leaks millions of users' passwords online


More than 60 million Dropbox passwords were leaked online after hackers stole tons of DropBox information in 2012, the company announced Wednesday.

Independent security researcher Troy Hunt confirmed that over 68 million users' emails and passwords have been dumped online, a report originally revealed by tech site Motherboard.

"There are now 68,648,009 Dropbox accounts searchable in HIBP," he wrote.

Even if these passwords are cracked, the password reset means they can't be used to access Dropbox accounts.
Patrick Heim, Head of Trust and Security

Now is probably a good time to change your password.

The company's security boss says there is no indication there is no indication that Dropbox user accounts have been improperly accessed."

Dropbox sent a mandatory password-reset message to users who signed up before mid-2012.

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