Oh yes, a few more things.
On the login page, there is a <link rel="icon"> element containing a tracking string. So they may be collecting statistics of how many people go as far as to open that page.
Domain names are very recent (created a few days ago), which is of course highly suspicious.
If you do not use cPanel you have nothing to fear.
Anatomy of the <we-are-cpanel-you-should-update> scam.
1- Scammers send a forged email allegedly from your own domain, to any of your admin@, webmaster@, info@, postmaster@… address.
2- They claim to be about to deactivate your account, with a lame excuse.
3- The link is a small HTML page with a http-equiv="REFRESH" redirect instruction.
4- It brings you to a login screen that mimics the real cpanel website.
5- Basically, they want your #cpanel login and password, to take over your website.
The other day I was teaching algorithms to a group of 12 years old children.
Namely how to calculate leap years, why 2100 will not be a leap year while the year 2400 will, and so on.
Suddenly, several kids exclaimed: "Why bother? After all, by 2100 there will be mass extinctions because of #climate change, none of us will be left to see that."
Is privilege a driver of #privacy invasion? We think so.
With that said, desperation can be a factor. Not everyone that invades our privacy is doing so maliciously. Sometimes, their business is struggling to survive, and the idea that "we can stay afloat" if we learn everything about our customers seems like a no-brainer.
Marketeers tout this as the only way to win, and those desperate to stay in business fall prey to that philosophy.
It's as much on "us" to create new & ethical ways to win.
Of course, coronaviruses existed long before SARS-CoV-2. 😃
The point here is to say they have been really forward-looking by reserving a domain name for such a generic term.
notovirus.com, rotavirus.com, adenovirus.com… have also been existing for more than 10 years. Maybe one of them will become a familiar term one day.
coronavirus.com redirects to a page by the WHO. Fine!
According to WHOIS, the domain name was created… back in 2002.
Domain Name: CORONAVIRUS.COM
Registrar URL: uniregistry.com
Creation Date: 2002-08-13-T02:31:44Z
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