A heads up from PC Magazine – Phishers Pretend to be Domain Name Registrars

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
Magazine site.

Wednesday August 8, 2007

Phishers Now Targeting Domain Registrars

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.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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