Do you have a Dropbox account? If you do it’s important, you’re aware of a recent spam email going around that looks to compromise your account. Here at Superfast IT, we’ve seen thousands of spam emails over the years, and it’s important to make sure you’re protected.
The Dropbox spam email
The email at first glance looks like a legitimate one from Dropbox. It contains ‘via DropBox’ in the ‘from section’ and is signed off from the DropBox team. Although, on closer inspection, there are some significant warning signs.
The subject of the email is a little over the top, long in length and written unnaturally.
The initial greeting is generic and not personalised.
The view file button has several errors. There’s no Dropbox branding, and if you highlight over the view file box you can see the malicious URL it directs you to.
There’s poor grammar in the final message. See ‘learn morein’ with the hyperlink to the same malicious website.
What to do if you receive this email
If there’s one thing we can tell you it’s something you SHOULDN’T do and that is click on the ‘view file’ or any link in the email.
You should contact your IT support provider about the email and delete it straight away.
If you were expecting an email from your sales department, you should still double check with them to be sure. Ask them if they’ve sent you an email recently and what it contained.
You should never click links in emails that you aren’t expecting, and if you are waiting for an email make sure you have it verified by the sender.
Check out the Cyber Security section of our Learning Centre for more information on online scams and spoof emails.