Beware of "HostGator 9854 Directories Performance Risk to the Server" Phishing Scam

Beware of "HostGator 9854 Directories Performance Risk to the Server" Phishing Scam

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Cybercriminals are attempting to steal Hostgator accounts credentials by sending the phishing email message below to the owners of Hostgator accounts. The phishing or fake email message tries to trick and frighten the recipients to clicking on the link in it by claiming the recipients' Hostgator accounts contain more than 9854 directories and may pose a potential performance risk to the server. But, recipients of the phishing email message who click the link will be taken to a fake Hostgator website created by cyber criminals and ask to sign-in. And, any attempts to sign into the phishing website will result in the recipients' Hostgator account credentials being sent to the cyber criminals who will use the stolen information to gain access to their accounts and use them fraudulently.

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The "HostGator 9854 Directories Performance Risk to the Server" Phishing Scam

From: HostGator account team <admin@mail.hamiltontn.gov>

Date: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 5:52 AM

Subject: Please Read ! ( Final Warning ) ! 06/05/2017


Dear Valued HostGator Customer

Dear ,

Your account contains more than 9854 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 :

Visit Help & Support

Login to My Account

This is an automated email. Please do not reply to it as you will not receive a response. Contact us here.

It is recommended that recipients the same phishing email message who are Hostgator customers are asked to always contact Hostgator Technical Support for help, instead of following the instructions in the email message. Recipients are who are not Hostgator customers should delete the email message and should not contact Hostgator because there is no need to.

HostGator is a Houston-based provider of shared, reseller, virtual private server, and dedicated web hosting.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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