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In a recent forum posting, Dropbox announced that it has "brought in a team of outside experts" to investigate reports of spam being sent to e-mail addresses associated with Dropbox accounts.
"The forum has six pages worth of complaints from mostly European users getting spam from 'Euro Dice Exchange' and other online casinos and shady-sounding senders," writes Ars Technica's Ian Lamont. "While everyone gets e-mail spam, users raised a flag because the messages were often coming to accounts used only for Dropbox."
"[One] user wrote that he immediately closed down his Dropbox account after receiving the spam and opened a fresh account," writes PCWorld's Jeremy Kirk. "But the new one -- also only linked with a unique email address not used for any other registrations -- was hit immediately."
"Although the spam is being sent to different countries in Europe, it arrives in the user's native language, suggesting this is a very coordinated attack," writes ZDNet's Emil Protalinski. "The spam e-mails advertise different domain names, but all of them have been created very recently, use Russian DNS servers, and are registered at Bizcn."https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204650394;s=9477;x=7936;f=201801171506010;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20392931;e=i
"Dropbox said it doesn't believe the issue has led to any unauthorized activity on any of its users' accounts," writes The Los Angeles Times' Salvador Rodriguez. "'We’ve taken a number of precautionary steps and continue to work around the clock to make sure your information is safe,' the company said."