Dropbox® recently confirmed that 68 million email addresses and password information were stolen from their database. UBC IT has received the list of credentials that were identified as associated with this breach. The IT Service Centre has sent out the notification below to these users yesterday.
From: UBC IT ITSC - Do Not Reply
Subject: 2012 Dropbox® Data Breach
This email was sent from an unmonitored mailbox. Please do not reply to it
Dear <email address>,
As you might have heard, Dropbox® recently confirmed that 68 million email addresses and password information were stolen from their database.
UBC IT has been notified that your UBC email address was identified as part of the list of credentials associated with this breach.
If you use the same password for “Dropbox” as you do for your CWL account or other UBC accounts, please reset your password(s) immediately and use a different password going forward to ensure the safety of your data and any UBC electronic information.
You can change your CWL password at myaccount . ubc . ca (this is a non-clickable link, please type this in your address bar without the spaces)
If you have any questions, please contact the UBC IT Service Centre at it . ubc . ca/helpdesk (this is a non-clickable link, please type this in your address bar without the spaces).
Manager, Service Centre
Information Technology | Engage. Envision. Enable.
The University of British Columbia
A bulletin has also been posted about this notification: hxxp://bulletins.it.ubc.ca/archives/28064. If you have been impacted by this breach, please update your password immediately.
Associate Director, Information Security Management, UBC