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Beware Go Daddy Phishing Email – Status Alert: Potential risk to the server.

August 26, 2014

I received a notification in my spam folder today with the following subject line:

Status Alert: Potential risk to the server.

Hovering above the sender in Gmail reveals the spammer is masking their email as tech@mya.godaddy.com.

However the message is not legitimate.  The actual hyperlink contained in the email points to a .ru (Russia ccTLD) URL.

The mail continues:

Dear Valued GoDaddy Customer.

Your account contains more than 346 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.

Gmail is quite good about catching spam, but in case you find this email in your inbox simply mark it as spam and delete it.

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