Dropbox users are griping about spam from casinos and gambling sites to their personal email accounts.
David P., a user of the cloud-based storage service, aired his frustration in a post, entitled Email-Address leaked from Dropbox, on Dropbox’s support forum just yesterday.
“So I guess you have a security problem with your user account data,” he wrote, as his email address, which is exclusive to Dropbox, received spam. “And this sucks a lot.”
At the time of this writing, around 110 Dropbox users have complained about similar experiences in receiving email spam from online casinos and gambling websites through the cloud storage provider. Most users who received spam came from Germany, Holland, and the U.K.
Several reasons can cause the junk mail users are receiving, one of which can be brought by a leak of Dropbox email addresses. However, it can also be the product of a spambot/s haphazardly attempting emails in various mail servers to monitor for hits, or a third-party app, with Dropbox integration, that leaked the email ads.
TechCrunch today reports that Dropbox released an official statement regarding the issue:
We’re aware that some Dropbox users have been receiving spam to email addresses associated with their Dropbox accounts. Our top priority is investigating this issue thoroughly and updating you as soon as we can. We know it’s frustrating not to get an update with more details sooner, but please bear with us as our investigation continues.