Alleged Dropbox hack is a hoax

Washington, Jan. 12: The alleged attack against popular backup service Dropbox by a hacker group appears to be a hoax.

A known “Anonymous” Twitter account tweeted that they hacked the website in the honor of fallen Internet activist, Aaron Swartz, TechCrunch reports.

According to PC World, Dropbox representatives sent an email indicating that Dropbox’s outage happened as a byproduct of ‘internal maintenance’.

The site was not hacked, and user data that was posted to Pastebin as supposed proof of the hack has a timestamp of December 9, the report said.

The outage brought down Dropbox’s cloud service via both the Web and the company’s desktop client. (ANI)