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GoDaddy sent employees an email promising a Christmas bonus as ‘phishing test’


Web area behemoth GoDaddy sent representatives an email promising a Christmas bonus — that went out to really be a PC security test.

About 500 staff members tapped on the Dec. 14 email from the Arizona-based company that offered a $650 occasion bonus and requested that they round out a structure with their personal information.

“Cheerful Holiday GoDaddy! 2020 has been a record year for GoDaddy, because of you!,” said the message, gotten by Phoenix TV-station KPNX.

“Despite the fact that we can’t celebrate together during our yearly Holiday Party, we need to show our gratefulness and offer a $650 one-time Holiday bonus!”

After two days, representatives got an email from GoDaddy’s security boss that read: “You are getting this email since you bombed our new phishing test,” the paper detailed.

Numerous online media clients put GoDaddy through hell, calling the test musically challenged in the midst of the Covid pandemic that is left great many Americans monetarily staggering.

The company on Thursday said it apologized to individuals who felt the email was “inhumane,” adding it “takes the security of our foundation incredibly truly.”

“We see a few workers were resentful about the phishing endeavor and felt it was heartless, for which we have apologized,” a representative said in an assertion.


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