Several customers have reported getting an email containing a Dropbox link. These emails are coming from people they know. This is likely a result of the senders email being hacked and used to send malicious email to the victim’s address book on behalf of the spammer.
Two things you need to watch out for:
- Be very cautious opening an email containing a link to Dropbox. This is a common means of getting you to download malicious software
- Don’t be a victim of this kind of attack! Ensure your email password is complex for services such as Gmail, Microsoft email, Hotmail, etc. Check out our post on password security published last year: PASSWORDS EXPLAINED – WHY SHOULD MY PASSWORDS BE COMPLEX?