Spammers Distributing Malware via Dropbox
Symantec researchers found more than 1,200 Dropbox URLs in use by spammers during a 48-hour period.
According to Symantec's Nick Johnston, spammers have begun using Dropbox to push both malware and pharmaceuticals.
"Symantec identified more than 1,200 spammy Dropbox URLs in use over a 48 hour time-period," writes Threatpost's Brian Donohue. "Scammers upload image links to the questionable Dropbox accounts. The images use simple html to redirect users to the typical Canadian Pharma scam-sites."
"Johnston also notes a recent malware campaign where Brazilian cyber criminals posted a file asking a user to upload some photos to a social network," Donohue writes. "The folder contained links to infected sites that had been disguised to look like the image file names used by digital cameras."
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