This is why you DO NOT USE THE SAME PASSWORD EVERYWHERE!
In 2012, professional networking site LinkedIn was hacked, and millions of accounts and passwords were leaked.
A Dropbox employee re-used his Dropbox password on his LinkedIn account.
The user had uploaded a file containing account details of Dropbox users, including passwords to his Dropbox account.
A hacker tried the credentials from the LinkedIn hack, on the Dropbox account, and gained access to the file containing the user information.
The password information in the file was encrypted, but not with a strong encryption method, and they can be decoded.
- Change you Dropbox account password
- If you re-used the same password anywhere else, then change that too!
- If you hadn’t heard about the LinkedIn breach, then do the same thing with your LinkedIn password