"LSU HELP DESK" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 3rd, 2017 related to LSU Web-mail. The same phishing e-mail was also received on February 5th, 12th, 21st,  24th and March 13th 2017 from a different e-mail addresses.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - LSU HELP DESK

Sender Name - An Internal LSU User (multiple users)

Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU* (multiple e-mail addresses)

*Internal accounts can be compromised and used by malicious actors to send phishing e-mails, in order to appear more authentic.

The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):

This is a message from the LSU Help Desk requesting you to re-confirm your LSU web-mail due to our yearly maintenance, You are advised to CLICK HERE and re-confirm your LSU Web-mail.

LSU HELP DESK,

Copyright © 2017 Louisiana State University. All Rights Reserved.

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

webmaster@lsu.edu

The URL provided in the e-mail is not LSU's and directs the user to a third-party site. 

NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in the e-mail