"Compliment of the Season" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on January 2nd, 2018, related to account re-validation.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Compliment of the Season
Sender Name - Internal to LSU*
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 is (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
Screenshot of message
Content of the message
Dear ISU Student,
Your Mail Account quota has reached limit, You might not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-validate your mailbox.-
Go ISU Verification Page
Screenshot of phishing page
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 appears as below:
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.