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Dropbox users targeted by spam, possible Security breach?!


A Number of Dropbox users have reported receiving spam mails to their e-mail address. Worse yet, even those users who created e-mail addresses to use exclusively for the file storage service are seeing spam.

Yesterday, a Dropbox user David.P, reported on the Dropbox forum that he received a spam message to an email account that he used exclusively for Dropbox and no other service.  Since then, various users in Germany, the Netherlands and United Kingdom reported receiving junk email touting online gambling sites.

As of right now, only users from Europe seem to be targeted by the spam attack.


Report says , the company’s service went down in a rare outage at around 3 p.m. ET, blocking users from logging into and accessing their files and displaying an error message on dropbox.com.

Dropbox responded by issuing the following statement:
"We‘re aware that some Dropbox users have been receiving spam to email addresses associated with their Dropbox accounts. Our top priority is investigating this issue thoroughly and updating you as soon as we can. We know it’s frustrating not to get an update with more details sooner, but please bear with us as our investigation continues.”

Without more information, it's impossible to conclude that Dropbox accounts or personal information have been compromised.
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