Dropbox’s website went offline late Friday night. Moments before the outage, though, the hacker group The 1775 Sec took to Twitter to state that they were responsible for hacking the Dropbox website, and that they did so in honor of late programmer and activist Aaron Swartz on the eve of the one-year anniversary of his death.
— The 1775 Sec (@1775Sec) January 11, 2014
The 1775 Sec followed also tweeted that they were giving Dropbox time to resolve vulnerabilities with their website, threatening a database leak if the issue isn’t resolved.
Dropbox did not confirm or deny the possibility of theri website been hacked, but they issued a statement as follows:
[quote_box_center]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… We apologize for any inconvenience.[/quote_box_center]
Another Twitter account claiming to be affiliated with the Anonymous hacktivist movement posted what it said was leaked information of Dropbox users.
Dropbox later confirmed that the problem has been solved and the leaked information of users is false
Dropbox site is back up! Claims of leaked user info are a hoax. The outage was caused during internal maintenance. Thanks for your patience!
— Dropbox (@Dropbox) January 11, 2014