You probably have read on news portals that Dropbox was hacked and that some user accounts were compromised.
Here is the alleged list of leaked user information. Dropbox is saying that the data is not valid.
Apparently, Dropbox was not hacked. The company is clearly stating this on their blog.
Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.
Attacks like these are one of the reasons why we strongly encourage users not to reuse passwords across services. For an added layer of security, we always recommend enabling 2 step verification on your account.
I can only confirm and support this suggestion. In the “Improve your security” free eBook is explained how to enable two-factor authentication for several services, including Dropbox and Google Mail.
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