"Email Account Closure" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on March 6th, 2017 related to the updating Office365 account.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Email Account Closure

Sender Name - Microsoft team

Sender e-mail address - External e-mail address (@cvcesperanca.onmicrosoft.com)

Note: The sender e-mail address has no relation to the Microsoft Corporation.

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

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The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU or Microsoft and directs the user to a third-party site. The third party site appears as below and looks very similar to Office365 login page:

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NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in any e-mail and PLEASE NOTE that LSU will not ask you for your account information in such a fashion.