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Dropbox Users Seeing Spam in Personal E-mail Accounts

By July 18, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

Many Dropbox users, over the past two days, have started to see spam from online casinos in their inboxes. Why is Dropbox being blamed? A particular user posted in a forum that the e-mail he only uses for Dropbox began to receive spam some 32 hours ago; the e-mail has never been listed anywhere else on the Web.

“So I guess you have a security problem with your user account data,” he wrote in his public forum post. “And this sucks a lot.”

As of yesterday night, there were over a hundred posts in the Dropbox forums reporting e-mail spam from online gambling sites sent to e-mails used for Dropbox. Mostly, these users are from Europe, centered around the U.K. and Germany.

The cause of the Dropbox leak is unknown at the time. Some believe that there may be a malware problem while others believe a spambot is randomly trying out e-mail servers to see if it can get a hit. TechCrunch stated that this statement was released earlier this day by Dropbox Associates:

“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.”


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Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.