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Dropbox Suffers From Old Hack As Users Email Addresses Become Compromised

dropbox email hack spamDropbox announced yesterday they’ve surpassed one billion uploads a day as well as a number of new features they’re currently cooking up, but as you’ve probably learned by now, what goes up, must come down.

According to a number of Dropbox users who voiced their frustrations on the services official forums as well as across a number of social media services, it seems Dropbox is still suffering from its system hack that occurred this past July as users are reporting their emails may have been compromised yet again this week.

Email addresses that were created specifically to be used with Dropbox have been receiving spam messages as far as February 20th. One forum user writes, “I have an internal to my company email address that I used for Dropbox only and I am getting the same fake paypal scam emails. This has been happening since about Monday.”

Dropbox doesn’t believe the issue isn’t due to a new breach, but instead due to the attack that occurred this past July. “We’ve been looking into these spam reports and take them seriously. Back in July we reported that certain user email addresses had leaked and some users had received spam as a result. At this time, we have not seen anything to suggest this is a new issue, but remain vigilant given the recent wave of security incidents at other tech companies,” a Dropbox spokesperson said in a statement.

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