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[Updated] Dropbox Offline, Hacker Groups Anonymous & 1775sec Claim Credit

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This just in: Popular online storage service Dropbox has gone offline. Notorious hacker group 1775sec has claimed credit, via a tweet that said, “BREAKING NEWS: We have just compromised the @Dropbox Website.”


Another hacker group Anonymous has also claimed credit, echoing the original 1775sec tweet.

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Dropbox however has posted a notice on its front page that denies any form of security compromise, explaining that the downtime was a result of an issue that arose during routine internal maintenance.

“Dropbox is experiencing issues.
We are aware of an issue currently affecting the Dropbox site. We have identified the cause, which was the result of an issue that arose during routine internal maintenance, and are working to fix this as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

More as things develop.

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UPDATE (10.00PM GMT +8:00, 11 January): Dropbox officially contacted TechCrunch to explain,

“Dropbox site is back up.
In regards to claims of “leaked user information” – this is a hoax. This is not Dropbox data. The list was published 12/9/13 at: http://pastebin.com/64PAAV1c

Today’s outage was caused during internal maintenance, and was not caused by external factors. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

Source: Anonymous (Twitter) via TechCrunch

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