[ISN] Hackers claim they have stolen nearly 7 million Dropbox passwords (updated)

http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/13/apparent-hackers-claim-they-have-stolen-nearly-7-million-dropbox-passwords/ By Dylan Tweney venturebeat.com October 13, 2014 Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for Dropbox have been published on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing site. The apparent hackers claim to have nabbed 6,937,081 passwords and today published a “teaser” of 400 username-password pairs. They requested donations in Bitcoin and promised to release more passwords based on how much of the virtual currency they receive. The usernames appeared in alphabetical order starting with benitacran@btinternet.com and ending with bigjoetownsend@hotmail.com. Dropbox, however, says the hack is bogus. The company offered VentureBeat this response to our inquiry: Dropbox has not been hacked. These usernames and passwords were unfortunately stolen from other services and used in attempts to log in to Dropbox accounts. We’d previously detected these attacks and the vast majority of the passwords posted have been expired for some time now. All other remaining passwords have been expired as well. Subsequently, two more “teasers” appeared on Pastebin. […]