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    Oct 15, 2014

    Hundreds of Dropbox passwords leaked


    HUNDREDS of alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website.

    The anonymous user, who claims to have hacked close to seven million accounts, is calling for Bitcoin donations to fund the operation. "We will keep releasing more to the public as donations come in, show your support," the Pastebin user said on the site.

    Dropbox, however, said it has not been hacked. "These usernames and passwords were unfortunately stolen from other services and used in attempts to log in to Dropbox accounts. We'd previously detected these attacks and the vast majority of the passwords posted have expired for some time now. All other remaining passwords have expired as well," a Dropbox spokesman said in an e-mail to Reuters.

    Dropbox is a Silicon Valley start-up that has proved a hit with consumers, and boasts more than 200 million users six years after it was started.