This morning I received an invitation from a colleague asking me to pickup some files from DropBox. I wasn’t expecting anything so I wrote a quick email asking whether the invitation was legitimate. It wasn’t and, worse, my colleague’s office computer had been compromised with disastrous results.

The Dropbox phishing scam has been around for a while. Symantec reported it in 2014 and more recently Denise Sullivan wrote about it on Cloudwards. The problem is pernicious and we recommend everyone review the DropBox Help Center article “How can I stay protected from phishing and malware”.dropbox company logo

Bottom line: be careful with incoming email. If you are not a “techie” call your local computer store or company “help desk” for assistance and advice.