Dropbox users may be the target of a new phishing scam that utilizes a compromised WordPress site, according to a post Tuesday by Johannes B. Ullrich on the SANS Internet Storm Center InfoSec Community Forums.
In the post Ullirch, SANS Technology Institute’s dean of research, describes the scam as doing a good job mimicking Dropbox’s overall appearance to include a Dropbox logo and that it uses a compromised WordPress site to upload the phishing form. He then points out a few giveaways indicating that the email in fact comes from another source.
“First of all, the email is sent from “email@example.com”. The domain smtp.com is owned by an e-mail marketing service, and it publishes SPF records. The IP address the e-mail was sent from (220.127.116.11) is not in SMTP.com’s approved list,” Ullrich wrote.
Dropbox was contacted for comment, but has not yet replied.