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The Cloud gets hacked yet again

Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:53 am

http://gizmodo.com/dropbox-has-deleted-a-bunch-of-user-files-from-the-clou-1645604903

Bad news for some people who only live on the cloud: Dropbox has confirmed that a bug in some older version of its dekstop app has deleted user files from the cloud.

Good news: Dropbox says that it's restoring files where it can and is updating the bug. More bad news: it can't restore all the lost files.

The problem seems to have arisen for users who turned on Selective Sync, which limits cloud syncs to specified folders. These syncs are usually set up to occur after something like a serious crash which has, in a few cases, made the problem incredibly frustrating—a few users seem to have reported that they've lost years' worth of content. Ouch.

If you've been affected, Dropbox should be getting in touch, offering a year's worth of Dropbox Pro service to sooth your soul. But that's probably little consolation if all your files are gone.

So my tally of Cloud Hacks goes: iCloud (the celeb nudes) ... Snapchat (the regular-people nudes) and now Dropbox.

Glad I only store my work files on that ...

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Re: The Cloud gets hacked yet again

Post by Lone Wolf on Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:22 am

Laughing

TOTAL number of genuine and confirmed "hacking" assaults on cloud storage so far ???
Zero.

NOT ONE of those "hacked celebrity nude photo's" has yet been found to be "hacked" as such !
Indeed, all to date have inevitably turned out so far having been down to be common old pilfering, due to said so-called "celebrities" being foolish enough as to post nude and sex(y) pic's onto not-so-secure sites, and even leaving their security settings open...

IN the one case where the newspapers named a "hacking suspect" he turns out to have been nothing more than a forum member with that picture hosting site, who thought he could take the opportunity to do a bit of blackmail, but was subsequently uncovered by other members backtracking trough his posts !

SINCE then, that idiot confessed his sins, dropped his blackmail attempts and has gone to ground.  
Any new scares over the mass media's mythical hacking attempts are much more likely to be sleazy and lazy reporters looking for more salacious material..     cyclops

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Post by Angry Andy on Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:07 pm

I knew Hugh can gone to ground, but I thought it was Hackingate on here!

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Re: The Cloud gets hacked yet again

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:54 pm

the headline is misleading it should read 'Clouds constantly being 'hacked'* but public made aware again'
*hacked is media definition of hacking which includes finding someone's password under their keyboard or guessing the mothers maiden name in the password reset form.

Plus any of these cloud systems have dozens of 'service accounts' that can access all the files (although some times through 'indirect' means) only takes one disgruntled worker to post one of them on a forum and everything is open.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:19 am

Yeah, hacking hysteria is definitely getting out of hand:


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