Alleged Dropbox hack is a hoax
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 16:25
Washington: The alleged attack against popular backup service Dropbox by a hacker group appears to be a hoax.

A known " Anonymous" Twitter account tweeted that they hacked the website in the honor of fallen Internet activist, Aaron Swartz.

According to a website, Dropbox representatives sent an email indicating that Dropbox's outage happened as a byproduct of 'internal maintenance'.

The site was not hacked, and user data that was posted to Pastebin as supposed proof of the hack has a timestamp of December 9, the report said.

The outage brought down Dropbox's cloud service via both the Web and the company's desktop client.


First Published: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 16:25

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