Dropbox: Recent downtime caused by routine maintenance error, not hackers

By Shawn Knight
Jan 13, 2014
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  1. Cloud storage provider Dropbox went offline for several hours on Friday. Those claiming to be members of the loose knit hacking collective Anonymous were quick to claim responsibility for the downtime but Dropbox officials have since confirmed that a routine...

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  2. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 350   +48

  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Eh, I think the hacking group had something to do with this.
  4. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 350   +48

  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Guru Posts: 700   +213

    Yeah, they can say it's maintenance error just to cover up their insecure system.
  6. Eric Wheeler

    Eric Wheeler TS Rookie

    The cloud provider is becoming more and more vulnerable by the minute. As they continue with marketing hypes and announce a new "business direction" -- all while they are moving to new offices, trying to raise more money, AND filling for an IPO.
    They themselves use AWS Infrastructure, so how can they expect to stand on their own two feet in the enterprise world (which includes Amazon as a competitor).
    Needless to say I am not optimistic with where companies like Dropbox and Box are going with their over-zeal and basic technologies. I'll stick with DriveHQ if I need anything more than a single synced folder.

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