Dropbox is investigating reports that some European users are receiving spam to email addresses associated with their accounts, the company said Tuesday.
Dropbox, whose cloud storage service is widely used, said in a statement that “we know it’s frustrating not to get an update with more details sooner, but please bear with us as our investigation continues.”
The spam appears to be linked with Dropbox since many users reported only receiving the spam on an email address used only for Dropbox. The spam, written in German, English and Dutch, advertises gambling websites, according to users on Dropbox’s forum.
“It may very well be that the Dropbox database has been compromised externally or internally,” wrote one user. “This would be a very serious issue and we should all leave the service if this was the case, given that security is their business, but let’s give them a chance to see if it’s some external factor.”
Source: Network World