GoDaddy warns of ongoing phishing campaign targeting premium domains

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Joe Styler – Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy.

GoDaddy has issued a warning regarding an ongoing phishing campaign.

The cyberattack is targeting premium domain names, according to Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy.

The warning is as follows:

“We were made aware this morning by a few customers that they are getting emails claiming to be from GoDaddy that are saying that their valuable domains sold and that they should unlock them and move them to the buyer within 5 days.

These emails are FAKE please be extra careful as they appear to come from but are actually not and they also look like our email templates but the wording is inconsistent with what we would send.”

The attack relies on social engineering principles, attempting to hurt domain owners listing domains at the GoDaddy marketplace.

Domain owners should always check the status of their own listings, to ensure whether a domain has actually sold.

“We never ask you to move domains to a buyer within 5 days. […] Always feel free to check your “sold” section in your auctions account to confirm a sale and also to reach out to our support if you have any concerns. It is always best to be safe by double checking and we are happy to help.”

Cybercriminals target GoDaddy more often than other domain registrars, simply due to the volume of domains under management; more than 61 million currently.

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One Response to “GoDaddy warns of ongoing phishing campaign targeting premium domains”
  1. Joe Styler says:

    Thanks for helping to get the word out.

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