Big Surprise – Russian indicted over LinkedIn and Dropbox mega-breaches

A Russian citizen has been arrested in the Czech Republic and indicted in connection with massive breaches: the 2012 attack on LinkedIn and the subsequent attack on Dropbox. The man, 29-year-old Yevgeniy Nikulin, from Moscow, also allegedly targeted Formspring, a social networking service now known as Spring.me that’s a portal for the dating service Twoo. According to the indictment, unsealed on Friday, Nikulin allegedly targeted a LinkedIn employee with malware so as...

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Dropbox Hack Leads to Dumping of 68m User Passwords on the Internet

Data stolen in 2012 breach, containing encrypted passwords and details of around two-thirds of cloud firm’s customers, has been leaked. Popular cloud storage firm Dropbox has been hacked, with over 68m users’ email addresses and passwords dumped on to the internet. The attack took place during 2012. At the time Dropbox reported a collection of user’s email addresses had been stolen. It did not report that passwords had been stolen as well. The...

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