Alleged Dropbox hack is a hoax

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.

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

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