LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 6th, 2017 related to LSU Mail.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - VERIFY
Sender Name - An Internal LSU User
Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU*
*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):
We temporarily locked your LSU-MAIL account from sending messages, Our system has detected an unusual virus and sign in attempt into your lsu.edu mail box account, We recommend you to [ CLICK HERE ] and verify your lsu.edu mail account and always exit your lsu.edu account using the Logout button in the upper right corner instead of just closing the tab of your browser. This serves as an additional security measure to prevent unauthorized access to your LSU mail account.
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