Dropbox blames employee account breach for spam attack

By | August 1, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Jeremy Kirk

In this article “Dropbox said Tuesday one of its employee’s accounts was compromised, leading to a raft of spam last month that irritated users of the cloud-storage service.

A stolen password was used to access the employee’s account, which contained “a project document with user email addresses,” Dropbox engineer Aditya Agarwal wrote on the company’s blog.

“We believe this improper access is what led to the spam,” Agarwal wrote. “We’re sorry about this, and have put additional controls in place to help make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

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