"Update" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on August 23rd, 2017 related to account validation.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Update, ADMIN UPDATE WARNING

Sender Name - Internal to LSU (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.

There were two separate messages and the content of the messages are (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):

 Phish Mail

 

Phish Mail 2

The URL provided in the e-mails do not belong to LSU, and directs the user to third-party site. The third party site appears as below:

 Phish Site

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.