Dropbox: No hacking evidence from spam investigation
Dropbox's ongoing investigation into a possible security breach has not produced any evidence that its systems have been infiltrated, according to an update Friday to the company's user forum.
"As of today, we've found no intrusions into our internal systems and no unauthorized activity in Dropbox accounts," said the update, posted last Friday.
The cloud storage company brought in a team of outside investigators to look into complaints that users were receiving spam at email addresses they used solely for Dropbox. Several users reported receiving the same spam messages, spurring fears that the spammers had obtained their email addresses through Dropbox. Because users sometimes store personal and professional data with cloud storage services like Dropbox, security is a serious issue.