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 (@AnonOpsKorea) January 11, 2014
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.
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