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.
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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