Meanwhile, users of several sites such as Pastebin.com posted hundreds of samples of usernames and passwords from Dropbox. The poster said he has more and will post them for donations of Bitcoin.
The Dropbox blog responded: “Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe.”
“The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox,” the blog continued. “Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.”
Third-party app Snapsaved.com, which saves Snapchats, confirmed it was hacked. “SnapChat has not been hacked, and these images do not originate from their database,” Snapsaved said.
“As soon as we discovered the breach in our systems, we immediately deleted the entire website and the database associated with it,” Snapsaved said. “As far as we can tell, the breach has effected 500MB of images, and 0 personal information
from the database.”
Hayley Tsukayama, consumer technology reporter for The Washington Post, said third-party apps can be easier targets for hackers.