"Unusual Login Attempt" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 6th, 2017 related to LSU Mail Upgrade.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Unusual Login Attempt

Sender Name - An Internal LSU User

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.

Content of the phishing email

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

Your email will be shut-down due to several negligence of emails regarding mailbox upgrade. To avoid this please click HERE and verify your mailbox.


Warm Regards,

Help-desk Administrator

Information regarding phishing site

The URL provided in the e-mail is not LSU's and directs the user to a third-party site. 

NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in the e-mail