Here’s an important bit from PC Magazine. Evidently there are
phishing exploits arriving in your e-mail box pretending to be from
GoDaddy, a popular Domain Name Registrar. Do not respond to these
messages, or click on any links in the e-mail. Those of you hosting
with my hosting service, WyzHost, would never get anything from
GoDaddy because I do not use them.
Questions? Call me or drop me an e-mail.
The full text of the article follows, with links back to the PC
Wednesday August 8, 2007
GoDaddy is the target of a phishing attack seeking user account names and passwords, according to a report on CircleID.
Access to a user’s registrar account is of high value to a phisher or other malicious actor. He could simply steal the domain by transferring it or register new domains for malicious purposes with the user’s stored credit card info. GoDaddy is also a large hosting service, meaning that access to the account could also provide the ability to host malicious Web sites.
The moral is that you have to treat high-value accounts like hosting and registrar accounts with the same scrutiny you should use for bank accounts.