Dropbox users claim email addresses leaked to spammers, company blames 2012 security breach

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Dropbox users are reporting spam coming to unique email addresses used for the cloud storage service. In a forum thread from yesterday, a user complained that a Dropbox-specific address had been receiving spam since February 20th, suggesting that the address had been exposed. After a moderator dismissed the claim by saying that spammers might have guessed the address randomly, several other people raised the same issue, most with addresses that were used only for Dropbox. They generally reported spam starting around the 19th or 20th.

About an hour ago, after the issue gained traction on Hacker News, a Dropbox employee posted a response:

We’ve been looking into these spam reports and take them seriously. Back in July we reported…

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