What’s the cruelest prank you can make on employees struggling during a global pandemic when millions of people have lost their jobs or lives? GoDaddy – a web domain registrar, once best known for his sexist commercials – tried to reveal when he sent employees a fake email informing them he would get $ 650 for vacation. As Copper courier originally reported, GoDaddy sent a phishing test email to its employees promising much-needed money; „2020. was a record year for GoDaddy, thanks to you! ”it was said. “While we can’t celebrate together during our annual holiday party, we want to express our gratitude and share a one-time $ 650 holiday bonus!”
Employees who clicked on the link then reportedly received an email two days later telling them they had failed the test. Instead of getting an annual bonus, they should take a social engineering course instead.
Identity theft tests are normal, but promising counterfeit employee money definitely falls into the “oh no, they’re not” category. It’s probably worth mentioning that promising fake bonuses are literally something of which Michael Scott, the world’s worst fictional boss, is Office, inflicted on his employees at Dunder Mifflin.
So congratulations, GoDaddy: You won our brand new Most Evil Company email of the year award. Let’s hope this is the first and only time we have to assign it.