Today, September 3, 2014, a new spoofed GoDaddy phishing spam started showing up in people’s inboxes. “Your account contains too many directories”, it tells you (for example, in our sample the subject is “Status Alert: Your account contains more than 9740 directories”).
As we always advise, whenever you receive email that appears to be from a service that you use, always – ALWAYS – log in directly at the service provider’s website, and never – NEVER – click on the link in the email. If the notice really is from your provider, that same information will show up in your account when you log in.
Here is a sample of the spam, hopefully you are reading this before it caught you.
Subject: Status Alert: Your account contains more than 9740 directories.
Date: September 3, 2014 at 12:53:35 PM MDT
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.
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In order to prevent your account from being locked out we recommend that you create special tmp directory.
Or use the link below:
GoDaddy technical support.
But, of course, that purported GoDaddy URL really goes to a malicious site:
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