Bogus Godaddy Domain Account Upgrade Confirmation Email

godaddy-account-upgrade-confirmationI received an email today with a subject of “GoDaddy Domain Account Upgrade Confirmation“, see the captured email looks like. I am not aware of GoDaddy’s upgrade confirmation so I checked the link provided to the email. The link behind “Click here Upgrade account” and call to action image “Go to My Account” are linked to an IP Address 115.47.19.5:3389. I checked the IP Address owner, it is assigned in China. I don’t know about you, but GoDaddy is based in USA. The 3389 after the colon, is a port number use for remote access. Actually, this is the default port number for most Windows Remote Server or Terminal Server.

Here’s the IP Address (115.47.19.5) Owner information:

inetnum:        115.47.0.0 – 115.47.255.255
netname:        XRNET
descr:          Beijing XiRang Media Cultural Co., Ltd.
descr:          Build A6-1702,Fenghuahaojing,No.6 Guanganmennei Road
descr:          Xuanwu, Beijing, China, 100053
country:        CN
admin-c:        DL762-AP
tech-c:         DL762-AP
mnt-by:         MAINT-CNNIC-AP
mnt-lower:      MAINT-CNNIC-AP
mnt-routes:     MAINT-CNNIC-AP
changed:        hm-changed@apnic.net 20080711
status:         ALLOCATED PORTABLE
source:         APNIC

person:         Dong Lin
nic-hdl:        DL762-AP
e-mail:         donglin@xrnet.cn
address:        Build A6-1702,Fenghuahaojing,No.6 Guanganmennei Road, Xuanwu
address:        Beijing, China, 100053
phone:          +86-010-83554017
fax-no:         +86-010-83514169
country:        CN
changed:        ipas@cnnic.net.cn 20060406
mnt-by:         MAINT-CNNIC-AP
source:         APNIC

If you received a similar email, simply delete it.

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