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Another Email Scam: Problem with your webhosting account Act fast!!

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These type of emails are on the rise. Like the usual modus operandi of email scammers, this mail too impersonates Norton (the security company) and tries to coerce the recipient into clicking on the link and taking action. This seems to be targeted to cPanel users. This phishing mails should be deleted at the earliest.

The message

From: “cPanel Administrator” <[email protected]>
To: [[email protected]]
Subject: Problem with your webhosting account [[email protected]] Act fast!!
Reply-To: “cPanel Administrator” <[email protected]>

Dear [[email protected]],

Your webhosting account has been transmitting viruses to our servers and will be deactivated permanently if not resolved.

You are urgently required to sanitize your webhosting account with Norton FTP Scanner; otherwise, your access to webhosting services will be deactivated

<Click here now to scan and sanitize your webhosting account>

Note that failure to sanitize your webhosting account immediately will lead to permanent deactivation without warning.

We are very sorry for the inconveniences this might have caused you and we assure you that everything will return to normal as soon as you have sanitized your webhosting account.

cPanel Admin

What action to take

You can report the phishing website here: https://submit.symantec.com/antifraud/phish.cgi

Delete the mail so that you don’t click on it by mistake.

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