"Final Warning: Account Termination Notice" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 3rd, 2017 related to Account Termination Notice.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Final Warning: Account Termination Notice
Sender Name - Microsoft Support Team
Sender e-mail address - External from LSU
NOTE: ALWAYS verify the sender e-mail address.
Content of the phishing email
The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
From our server, it is shown that you are yet to update your E-mail account(email@example.com) to our new server which is more secure.
Kindly note that all unverified and outdated E-mail account will loose their account if not verified and updated within 24hours.
Kindly follow the link below to verify and update your E-mail Account(firstname.lastname@example.org).
VERIFY AND UPDATE MY ACCOUNT NOW
Note: This service is free and once update is complete, your E-mail account will work effectively.
DO NOT IGNORE. THIS IS THE FINAL NOTICE.
Microsoft Mail Team
Screenshot of the phishing site
The e-mail contains a link that directs the users to a malicious website that looks similar to a Office365 site. Please see the site below:
However, if attention is paid to the URL, the URL does not belong to Microsoft or LSU.
NOTE: If you have provided your account information through this phishing message, please change your LSUMail password immediately.