Web domain registrar GoDaddy just pulled an uncool prank on its employees by sending them an email phishing test that promised them a $650 holiday bonus. Employees who clicked the link in the email reported receiving another email 2 days later, where instead of receiving the promised holiday bonus, they were asked to take a training course on social engineering.
The prank email read “2020 has been a record year for GoDaddy, thanks to you! Though we cannot celebrate together during our annual Holiday Party, we want to show our appreciation and share a $650 one—time Holiday bonus!”
While phishing tests are ok, fake promising your employees money is not, especially in the midst of a pandemic when millions of people have been struggling financially. This act by GoDaddy just proves how cruel of a company it is for its employees.