GoDaddy Phishing Scam - "Your Account Contains More than 9740 Directories"
December 14, 2014
The email message below: "Your Account Contains More than 9740 Directories" or "Your account contains more than 3331 directories" is fake and a phishing scam. The email message was sent by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it in order to take them to a fake or phishing GoDaddy website designed to steal their username and password, which they (cyber-criminals) will use to hijack their accounts.
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The GoDaddy Phishing Email Message
Subject: Account Notice - Status Alert - Your Account Contains More than 9740 Directories.
Dear Valued GoDaddy Customer.
Your account contains more than 463 directories and may pose a potential performance risk to the server.
Please reduce the number of directories for your account to prevent possible account deactivation.
In order to prevent your account from being locked out we recommend that you create special tmp directory.
Or use the link below:
https://mya.godaddy.com/go.aspx?user= 794288f252f45d3 5735a13853e605939
GoDaddy technical support.
Note: the number of directories will change.
If you follow the instructions in the email message, you will be taken to a fake or phishing GoDaddy website and ask to sign-in with your username and password in order to prevent possible account deactivation.
If you enter the requested information, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once they have your email account credentials, they use it to hijack your account and use it for fraudulent purposes. This includes using your GoDaddy hosting account to host malicious files.
If you have already followed the instructions in the email message and have entered your GoDaddy's account user name and password on the fake website, please change your GoDaddy's account password immediately.
To avoid getting tricked by these phishing scams, never click on a link in an email message to sign into your account. Always go to your GoDaddy's account sign-in page (www.godaddy.com) and sign into your account from there. Your account administrator will display important messages or notifications to you once you have signed into your account.
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