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Hackers Claim to Bring Down Dropbox. Dropbox Denies

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If you’re having trouble with Dropbox tonight you are not alone. The site is currently down and the hackers know as Anonymous are claiming responsibility. In a developing situation Dropbox is claiming that the outage is not due to a hack and is saying, “we are aware of an issue currently affecting the Dropbox site. We have identified the cause, whig was the result of an issue that arose during routine internal maintenance, and are working to fix this as soon as possible.”

UPDATE: The hack was indeed a hoax. Dropbox is back up and running.

The original claim came through a Tweet from the group 1775Sec:

Which was followed by a similar tweet from Anonymous:

Twitter___AnonOpsKorea__BREAKING_NEWS__We_have_just____

 

The hacker’s supposedly behind this are claiming that the breach was made in honor of the one year anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz.

Following Dropbox’s statement, quoted above, 1775Sec published a sample of the Dropbox database that it claimed to now have in its possession and threatened to release the entire thing if fixes weren’t made. According to The Next Web, the hacker “Thomas Jefferson” is believed to be responsible for the attack.

More as it comes.

 

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

1 Comment

  1. Carly

    01/12/2014 at 12:16 pm

    as Miguel said I cant believe that people can profit $5965 in four weeks on the internet. you can try this out….. http://ttt.tf/4tr5

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