Why are user accounts constantly getting hacked?
LOS ANGELES, CA - If Dropbox sent you an email asking you to change your password, you might want to actually do that. Turns out it wasn't purely a preventative measure like Dropbox said. They were hacked.
Over 68 million Dropbox users had their email addresses and passwords stolen and dumped all over the Internet.
Here’s what you need to know for your account. The attack took place back in 2012. So if you’re still using that same password, it's time for an upgrade. Even if you're using the same password in another place like social media or online banking, it’s a good idea to change everything. Never keep the same password across platforms, especially when there's a high profile hack.
In fact, that’s how this whole thing happened in the first place. A Dropbox employee used the same password for a LinkedIn account. LinkedIn just had a major security breach. The hacker took that same password and it opened the door to 68 million Dropbox usernames.
So here's your takeaway: change your password- and do it now.