October 3, 2016
Over a month ago, The Hacker News reported about the Dropbox Hack, where hackers had managed to steal more than 68 Million Dropbox accounts in a data breach that was initially disclosed by the online cloud storage platform in 2012.
Although the initial announcement failed to reveal the true scale of the data breach, it was in late August when the breach notification service LeakBase obtained files containing details on over 68 million accounts, which contains email addresses and hashed passwords for Dropbox users.
Last month, a hacker was selling this Dropbox data dump on a Dark Web marketplace known as TheRealDeal for around $1200.
However, Motherboard recently discovered that a researcher has just uploaded the full dump of hacked Dropbox database online.
Thomas White, known online as The Cthulhu, uploaded Monday the full Dropbox data dump onto his website in a move, as he claims, to help security researchers examine the data breach.
So, anyone can now download the leaked database of 68,680,741 Dropbox accounts, containing email addresses and hashed passwords, totally for FREE.
“The … dump was allegedly taken from Dropbox sometime in 2012 following a breach,” White writes on his website. “I have assisted [in keeping] this breach public for those who are struggling to find a reliable source for research.”