From The New York Times 8/01/2012
A spam attack on users of Dropbox, the cloud-storage service, has been linked to a password that was stolen in a breach on another Web site.
That is the conclusion of a two-week-long investigation by Dropbox into reports that a security breach may have caused its users to receive spam messages. The problems first surfaced July 16 after Dropbox users complained that spam messages had been sent to e-mail addresses they reserved exclusively for their Dropbox accounts. The fraudulent e-mails appeared to be from gambling sites.
In a blog post, Dropbox said that user names and passwords exposed in breaches on another Web site were tested on Dropbox accounts. And in one case, hackers used a stolen password to log into a Dropbox employee’s account that contained a document with users’ e-mail addresses. Spammers used those e-mail addresses to send spam.
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