"Helpdesk Update" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 10th, 2017 related to email account login. 

Similar messages may have been received by LSU Personnel prior to February 10th

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Helpdesk Update

Sender Name - Maurer, Thomas Paul

Sender e-mail address - External LSU Address

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

Your email account LOGIN Was today by Unknown IP address <IP address>, click on the link below Administrator to validate your email account or your account will be temporary block for sending more messages.

Click Link To Validate Your Account

Sincerely,

IT Department


The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU and directs the user to a third-party site. 

NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in the e-mail and please note that LSU will not ask you to verify your accounts in such a fashion.