A popular online file sharing service recently revealed that an as-yet undisclosed number of its users were hit by a data breach
that exposed them to significant amounts of spam messages.
Dropbox recently revealed that it had been victimized by a data breach as a result of one of its employees using the same login credentials for both the service and another site that was recently hit by a hacking attack, according to a report from the company
. The company has not yet revealed exactly how many people were affected by the incident but said that it was a "small number."
As a result of this incident, the company has put into place a number of new security features, the report said. This includes two forms of authentication for login, automated systems to help identify suspicious activity, a page that allows users to keep tabs on all logins for their accounts and, in some cases, required password changes.Ondrej Krehel
, the chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the effects a data breach can have on consumers and organizations alike.
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