Dropbox Breach: Hackers Unauthorizedly Accessed 130 GitHub Source Code Repositories

File hosting service Dropbox on Tuesday disclosed that it was the victim of a phishing campaign that allowed unidentified threat actors to gain unauthorized access to 130 of its source code repositories on GitHub.

“These repositories included our own copies of third-party libraries slightly modified for use by Dropbox, internal prototypes, and some tools and configuration files used by the security team,” the company revealed in an advisory.

The breach resulted in the access of some API keys used by Dropbox developers as well as “a few thousand names and email addresses belonging to Dropbox employees, current and past customers, sales leads, and vendors.”

The disclosure comes more than a month after both GitHub and CircleCI warned of phishing attacks designed to steal GitHub credentials through fake notifications purporting to be from the CI/CD platform.

The San Francisco-based firm noted that “Multiple Dropboxers received phishing emails impersonating CircleCI” in early October, some of which slipped through its automated spam filters to land in employees’ email inboxes.

“These legitimate-looking emails directed employees to visit a fake CircleCI login page, enter their GitHub username and password, and then use their hardware authentication key to pass a One Time Password to the malicious site,” Dropbox explained.

Share this article on social media:

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!
Stay on top of cybersecurity risks, evolving threats and industry news.

The Latest Cybersecurity News

From major cyberattacks, newly discovered critical vulnerabilities to recommended best practices, read it here first:

Tell us about your needs.
Get an answer the same business day.

Tell us about your needs.
Get an answer the same business day.

Fill out the form below and get an answer from our experts within 1 business day.

Got an urgent request? Call us at 1-877-805-7475 or Book a meeting.

PCI-DSS

What happens next:

  • We reach out to learn about your objectives
  • We work together to define your project's scope
  • You get an all-inclusive, no engagement proposal

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Scroll to Top

BOOK A MEETING

Enter Your
Corporate Email

This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.