DropBox Phishing Emails are circulating the web

Hackers and cybercriminals are trying to obtain access to specific and random DropBox accounts by sending DropBox Phishing Emails to thousands of email addresses which probably have been obtained via the black-market on the Darknet. The DropBox Phishing Emails claim that a specific file has been shared by a person you might/do not know. The emails which are send are often made pretty by HTML code.

DropBox Phishing Emails

The links are transformed to buttons which might trigger an unaware user to click on it. The links and buttons which are shown in the DropBox Phishing Emails lure the targets to malicious online environments which steal Dropbox credentials and/or they might lure the user to open a file which contains malware. The file could be an attachment or an external file which looks like an image, pdf or .exe file.

Do note that the extensions are not limited to the previously named extensions.


We have an example of an DropBox Phishing Email. In this example, the hacker or cybercriminal tries to lure the target by claiming that “David” has shared a document on Dropbox. The cybercriminal included a filename which claims that the attachment is an PDF file.

DropBox phishing email
DropBox phishing email

The DropBox Phishing email continues to explain that the document will be deleted from the server on its given expiry data.