Notification of Potentially Compromised Dropbox Account

Last month it was revealed that Dropbox experienced a 2012 data breach that compromised 68 million users’ email address and Dropbox passwords.

1,656 NJIT email accounts were listed in a large set of compromised credentials found online associated with the Dropbox breache. Although these breaches did not involve NJIT systems, we have notified the users on that list because many individuals use the same password across multiple accounts. 

Users that have changed their NJIT password at some point after the breach are at a lesser risk. It is always a good idea to check all of your accounts (NJIT and Dropbox) for unusual or suspect activity and change your passwords regularly. NJIT passwords can be changed at 

If you should have any doubt about the authenticity of any email sent from NJIT, please contact the NJIT IST ServiceDesk directly at 973-596-2900 (Monday - Friday 8 AM - 6 PM) or via

Last Updated: October 21, 2016