Web hosting company GoDaddy has come under fire in the United States for a fake phishing email to its staff. In the email, employees were promised a bonus, while earlier in the year it became clear that it was not there due to the corona pandemic.
“Happy holidays! 2020 was a record year for us, thanks in part to your work. Although we cannot celebrate it together during our annual party, we still want to thank you with a one-off bonus of 650 dollars (530 euros, ed.)”, Says to read in the mail, which NBC faced.
Later in the email, employees were asked to fill in and send details. The message was already sent on December 14, but is only now getting attention in American media.
According to NBC many employees found the email from their employer “insensitive” because earlier this year many employees were left on the street.
GoDaddy hoped to use the fake email to warn its staff. Employees of large companies are often the target of hackers and malicious parties. The web hosting company has had major data leaks in the past. So made Forbes this year reported a leak from October 2019. GoDaddy has more than twenty million customers.
It is not known how many employees have been trapped. The company wanted opposite NBC do not react.