Drop Box Users Report getting Spam Emails
Dropbox, a famous cloud storage website is observing a resurgence of users complaining about spam received a Drop box particular email addresses, published softpedia.com dated March 1, 2013.
"I have an email address that contains 10 random characters, uniquely used for Dropbox, and I got spam emails on it this week," one forum writer observed, reported techhive.com on March 2, 2013. "If they were spamming my domain, I would have received many more notices, but they only hit one specific address -- Drop box's," he continued which shows the Dropbox emails were sold or compromised."
Dropbox has apologized and said that this might be a rehash of the situation last year (2012) when an internal list of Dropbox user emails was leaked.
Other forum member argumentative regarding spam directed at an email address particularly formed only for Dropbox use, shows that the junk mail he got seems to be a phishing attack containing a bank scam, said by techhnive.com dated March 2, 2013.
"Please be informed, that your most recent Direct Deposit transaction (No.243358739579) was cancelled, as your business software package was out dated," the spam email claims. "Please visit the secure part of your website to view the details.
The message was following by a link that, no doubt, would lead whoever clicked on it into problem.
Dropbox has apologized and says that this might be a rehash of the situation last year when an internal list of Drop box user emails was leaked.
Dropbox team member Sean B. writes: We've been looking into these spam reports and take them seriously. Back in July 2012 we reported that certain user email addresses had leaked and some users had received spam emails as a result. At this time, we have not seen anything to suggest this is a new issue, but remain vigilant given the recent wave of security incidents at other tech companies. If you've received spam to an email account you only use for Dropbox, please send the message (including full headers) to firstname.lastname@example.org to help our ongoing investigation, as published by thenextweb.com on February 28, 2013.
Facebook, Apple and the New York Times have all been breached in some way or other over the last month while a hack at customer service software suite Zendesk, led to the leakage of Twitter, Tumbler and Pinterest users' emails being escaped.
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