The latest scam/phishing email doing to rounds targeting website owners is trying to exploit the new cPanel license changes.
The email is a plain and simple html based email without any images or personal information.
Unfortunately, I do not have the email headers to see where it actually comes from
Email Subject Line: Account expiry notice
Email Content: This is an exact copy. The only change is I removed the link.
This is to inform you that your CPANEL account will be expiring soon due to inactivity. You are required to sign in for account automatic renewal.
To sign in click here.
Thank you for using our services.
The link points to http://panelhost.zzz.com.ua/redirect.htm
3 things to note about the link
When you click the link, the redirection takes you to a different website https://fastshippinginternational.org/cphost/index.htm
Once again nothing to do with cPanel. However, the page displayed would look very familiar.
Fake cPanel page
Example of an actual cPanel login page
It would be easy to see how someone unfamiliar with cPanel would confuse the two.
Completing the fake page, you will actually be redirected to the official cPanel website without any notice.
Legit cPanel website at the time of writing.
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