Dropbox Users Reporting More Spam Following Last Summer’s Breach

It appears the breach of cloud-based storage service Dropbox last year has spurned another wave of spam over the last week or so. Users began posting complaints on the service’s Bugs and Troubleshooting forum yesterday claiming that their Dropbox-specific accounts started receiving spam again last weekend.

DropboxIt appears the breach of cloud-based storage service Dropbox last year has spurned another wave of spam over the last week or so. Users began posting complaints on the service’s Bugs and Troubleshooting forum yesterday claiming that their Dropbox-specific accounts started receiving spam again last weekend.

One user said he began receiving spam on February 20, while another reported seeing some spam on February 22. Other users report that they’ve received multiple fake Paypal phishing e-mails over the last week.

While the company claims it hasn’t seen anything to suggest this is a new issue, Dropbox team member Sean B. wrote yesterday on the forum that Dropbox is looking into the spam reports. The forum post went on to report the company is remaining “vigilant given the recent wave of security incidents.”

Facebook, Apple and the New York Times have all been breached in one way or another over the past month while a hack at customer service software suite Zendesk, led to the leakage of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users’ emails late last week.

Dropbox users first started to see some signs their accounts had been compromised last summer. Spam from gambling websites found its way to German and UK users in July after an attacker gained access to a number of Dropbox accounts and passwords via a third-party site.

The site went on to implement two-factor authentication in August as an added layer of security.

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