Hacking, Hacking, Hacking that’s the world we currently live in, build your service convince people that its secure and its those same people that will disprove you otherwise. Apparently Dropbox’s website appeared offline late last night, and the company claimed the issue occurred during “routine internal maintenance.” The hacker group The 1775 Sec took to Twitter to state that they were responsible for downing just moments before the outage on the website. The group claims that and that they did so in in honor of late programmer and activist Aaron Swartz.
The hacker group, followed their original tweet up by stating that they were giving Dropbox time to resolve vulnerabilities with their website, threatening a database leak if the issue isn’t resolved. Dropbox has confirmed or denied the possibility, instead responding with the same statement as follows
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.
After the leak, the hacker’s Twitter account further claimed the information was a calculated hoax, and had not breached Dropbox security, nor compromised any Dropbox user data.