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"cPanel Inode Quota Exceeded" Fake Email Being Sent by Cybercriminals

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"cPanel Inode Quota Exceeded" Fake Email Being Sent by Cybercriminals

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Webmasters who are recipients of the "cPanel Inode Quota Exceeded" email below, which claims that their web hosting will be interrupted, should delete the email and should not follow the instructions in it. This is because the phishing e-mail message is being sent by cybercriminals/scammers, to frighten and trick the webmasters into visiting phishing websites that will steal their website hosting accounts credentials, by claiming their hosting services will be interrupted. Once the cyber thieves have stolen their potential victims’ hosting account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will gain access to their accounts, hijack them and use them fraudulently.

The "cPanel Inode Quota Exceeded" Phishing Scam

Inode quota notification for : "".

Inode Quota Exceeded!!

Final Notice for Domain :

The Domain "" has reached its inode quota.

Exceeding your inode quota can affect your website, uploads and email.

To avoid service interruption we recommend that you find the attachment file that is attached to this email to automatically add more inodes to your hosting package now

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  • May 5, 2019 at 9:09 AM by an anonymous user from Mandaluyong, National Capital Region, Philippines

    I got this and the email was sent from accounts@cpanel.net, is this really true or fake?

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    • May 5, 2019 at 10:09 AM by info

      Never trust the "FROM" address of an email because it is can be spoofed.

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  • April 10, 2019 at 1:55 PM by info

    Another scam being sent by the scammers:

    "From: cPanel

    Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 11:42 AM

    Subject: Inode quota exceeded

    Inode quota notification for :

    Inode Quota Exceeded!!

    Final Notice for Domain :

    The Domain "airdroneimages.com" has reached its inode quota.

    Exceeding your inode quota can affect your website, uploads and email.

    To avoid service interruption we recommend that you find the attachment file that is attached to this email to automatically add more inodes to your hosting package now"

    remove

  • April 10, 2019 at 1:11 PM by an anonymous user from Needham, Massachusetts, United States

    I agree with the poster from The Hague. I received the same email an hour ago after setting up a new domain yesterday.

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  • April 4, 2019 at 11:13 AM by an anonymous user from The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

    I got this mail after setting up a FTP account. These criminals seem to target new domains.

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  • February 27, 2019 at 11:14 AM by an anonymous user from Dartford, England, United Kingdom

    I've has a load of these recently, all after new accounts were set up!

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