Dropbox phishing: someone is interested in your corporate files

I wrote before about the Target Malware. Now I can also write about Phishing.

Here is one for Dropbox:



What is wrong with this email ?

  1. the contact me by extracting the user part in the email address (smustaca)
  2. The “Verify your email” goes directly to a phishing website.
  3. The text is rather unusual, as Dropbox will never send anything like this.
  4. Dropbox adds some personalized links at the end of the emails.
  5. Emails from Dropbox come from “Dropboxmail.com” and not from “dropbox.com”



Why would anyone phish Dropbox?

In order to get your files!


Why would anyone want to get your files?

In order to have something possibly secret, interesting, to gain a competitive advantage, to blackmail you.


What can you do?

Don’t click on those emails. Look careful at the links, and if you clicked, look that the website is legitimate.

When you visit Dropbox.com, you must check the seal (the small lock) by clicking on it:

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About the Author

Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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