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Dropbox hires third-party firm to look into security breach

updated 03:20 pm EDT, Wed July 18, 2012

Cloud storage users get spammed, Dropbox hires outside company

Cloud storage provider Dropbox has faced a security breach on Tuesday, where users' accounts received spam messages. The users report that Dropbox may have leaked the addresses themselves, since the claim to have made up ones solely for use with the service. Dropbox has hired a third party to investigate these allegations and any leak on its part.

Mostly, European users are complaining of the intrusion, including those from Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands. At least one user said on Dropbox' forums that he received five spam messages within 11 minutes. The reports come after a 20-minute outage on Tuesday afternoon. Dropbox maintains that the two incidents are not related, however.

The hired company hasn't yet found any proof of unauthorized activity on Dropbox accounts.

by MacNN Staff



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