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The Wall Street Journal: Reset your Dropbox password — 68 million stolen in 2012 hack

Dropbox Inc. is forcing some users to reset passwords after discovering that 68 million usernames and passwords were stolen from the online-storage site during a 2012 hack.

The company began resetting user passwords last week after learning people outside the company had obtained files containing the credentials, a company spokeswoman said. All users who haven’t reset their passwords since mid-2012 are being required to reset their passwords.

Dropbox had previously disclosed that it had been compromised in 2012, but the company underestimated the impact of the incident. On Wednesday, the company said it was unaware of the full extent of the hack until the files surfaced.

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