A phishing scam that uses Dropbox links to spread malware is being sent to unsuspecting users. The malware makes it seem like the user has received an electronic fax and provides a link to access the file. The file contains a screen saver that encrypts the user’s hard drive and all of its contents. The malware then demands a ransom of $500. The ransom increases to $1,000 if not paid in a timely manner.
DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK!!!
Computerworld has more information on the phishing scam.
Below is an actual phishing email with the Dropbox link.
From: Microsoft Outlook [mailto:no-reply@—.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:52 AM
Subject: You have received a voice mail
You received a voice mail : VOICE656-387-9665.wav (28 KB)
Download and extract the attachment to listen the message.
We have uploaded fax report on dropbox, please use the following link to download your file:
Sent by Microsoft Exchange Server