It was confirmed this week that when DropBox was hacked in 2012 up to 68 million passwords and email addresses were stolen. These passwords and email addresses have now been leaked online by cyber criminals, leaving them publically available.
The Secure-ISS team of security experts advise all clients who were using DropBox in 2012 to change your password immediately if you haven’t already done so. If you are using the same password for other sites you should change the password on the additional accounts. Security experts also recommend enabling Dropbox’s two-step verification if you haven’t already done so.
To discover if your account has been compromised, with your information now available online, you can visit haveibeenpwned.com, which scans a database of all known breaches and will tell you if your email is one of the affected accounts.
Other tips to protect your online accounts:
-Never use the same password across multiple sites
-Update passwords regularly
-Use a password generator to create more secure passwords which include a complex random series of numbers and characters
The Secure-ISS team of security experts also advise clients to remain vigilant when it come to emails and phone calls claiming to be from the ATO, as the organisation has recently been the target of scammers.
The ATO has released scam alerts in relation to both emails and phone calls, warning not to open emails from email@example.com and advising to report any aggressive phone calls claiming to be directly from the ATO indicating that legal action is about to commence or there is an arrest warrant for non-payment.
If you have any questions we welcome the opportunity to discuss your security situation further.
Secure Internet Storage Solutions