The hackers are also threatening a database leak: https://twitter.com/1775Sec/status/421822727331131392
EDIT: Dropbox's statement is that it's maintainance issues: https://tech.dropbox.com/2014/01/dropbox-status-update/
EDIT2: There is a high probability that the Twitter account is faking the hack, due to the "proof" of the hack being taken from an old dump.
EDIT3: The account admits they did not hack Dropbox, just DDOSed it. https://twitter.com/1775Sec/status/421848589480910848
Edit: which isn't to say this sort of thing is awesome, but it's a damn sight better than the alternative. These sorts of pranksters are like cow pox, and hopefully they encourage resistance to the real deal.
Every time a serious hack-and-reveal happens, I wonder how many times it's _already_ happened, by someone who kept it quiet for their own continued use.
and also see dropbox's blog post, explicitly stating that it "was caused during routine internal maintenance, and was not caused by external factors"
We have just compromised the @sitename Website [siteLinkHere] #hacked #compromised
Don't give them any more attention.
The Twitter account is lying. This is almost always the case (especially when there is some sort of Anonymous affiliation). Anyone can make a Pastebin of fake emails.
(If Dropbox actually gets hacked, it's more likely to be by a state-sponsored organization, and definitely not by someone who is going to brag about it on Twitter)
In order to achieve real robustness with high availability, clustering is not enough. Distributed computing architecture is the next hot topic we are going to bring up.
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Unfortunately, I find option #1 to be more likely.
They're saying it's an issue that "arose during routine maintenance", so that doesn't preclude the possibility they had inadvertently exposed a security vulnerability by doing that, leading to it then being exploited.
@YourAnonPriest don't ruin the suspense brother! lol it was a pretty massive DDoS too! We used all of our bots on it!
Comments are now, of course, closed. Whew, that's reassuring!
>We are aware that the Dropbox site is currently down. This was caused during routine internal maintenance, and was not caused by external factors. We are working to fix this as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Update: Dropbox app seems working well after adding this like to /etc/hosts
I was thinking that they should quickly point the DNS to a different front end server to avoid this type of unavailable. Guess they are doing their job.
Not sure about other things.
For sure not a phishing, but seems SSL problem for IP.
Same data, one month old.
I'm thinking of writing a blog about it?