Dropbox Investigating the Reason of Spamming It’s Users
Pcworld.com published a report on 18th July, 2012 quoting the company saying Dropbox is examine the complaints of some European netizens' complaints against receiving spam mails that are in some way connected to their accounts.
Techcrunch.com published a report on 17th July, 2012 quoting a statement of Dropbox by which it is frustrating not to obtain an update with additional details quickly but it also requests to be with them through the investigation.
On user forum board of the company, an employee of Dropbox wrote on Wednesday (18th July, 2012) morning that a team of experts from outside had been brought though so far, no reports of unauthorized activity has been reported on accounts. He also wrote that a 20-minute outage on Tuesday (17th July, 2012) afternoon was not linked with the spam. This was published by pcworld.com on 18th July, 2012.
Initially, it appeared that only users from Germany were influenced but later it was found that users from UK and the Netherlands were also spammed. In fact, the spam messages are making the European users as the target.
The spam email is being sent to various countries in the user's native language signifying a coordinated attack.
Dropbox while investigating says that they have found similarities which are worth noting among various domain names along with the spam emails. It has been noted that all the domains were formed during the last 24 hours or so using Russian DNS (Domain Name System) servers and are recorded at Bizcn. Moreover, all the other types of spam appear to promote online casinos.
Affected users could be related to a Dropbox email leak and could also be the victim of a spambot arbitrarily trying out addresses at various mail servers to witness if it obtains a hit or a Dropbox incorporated to a third-party app that leaked the addresses.
The outage and strange spam runs for a week to breach high profile password and data. Yahoo accepted that more than 400,000 usernames and passwords were stolen including other companies. Androidforums.com and Billabong International also confirmed of recent breaching of password.
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