LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 15th, 2017 related to e-mail account suspension.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - NOREPLY@LSU.EDU
NOTE: The same email content has been sent with different subject lines as well, such as UPGRADE, SUSPENDED, etc.
Sender Name - Internal LSU User
Sender e-mail address - Internal LSU Address*
*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):
Your account has been temporally suspended, and this means that you will not be able to send and receive new email messages. This is because of the on-going yearly maintenance and deleting of inactive accounts. You are then requested to verify your account here for upgrading.
Click Or Open this link to VERIFY your Account: http: CLICK HERE
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The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU and directs the user to a third-party site. The third party site, looks like below:
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.