Dropbox website goes down, hackers claim responsibility

The hacker collective Anonymous took to Twitter to state that, in honor of Aaron Swartz on the anniversary of his death, they’ve compromised the Dropbox website.

Anonymous followed the tweet up 13 minutes later, echoing the original statement. The 1775 Sec followed their original tweet up by stating that they are giving Dropbox time to resolve vulnerabilities with their website, threatening a database leak if the issue isn’t resolved.

Indeed, the site is currently unavailable, showing a message that it is “experiencing issues.” In a statement sent to The Verge, Dropbox states that it has identified the internal cause and is working to resolve the issue, though it is cryptic as to what the problem is.

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.



Source: The Verge - Read the original article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On