LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 15th, 2017 related to a technical upgrade of e-mail systems.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Urgent!!!
Sender Name - External Name
Sender e-mail address - External Address (GMAIL)
Content of the phishing email
The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
We regret any inconvenience this may cause our email users. without shutting down
the old Server NT06717 to a new and better Server NT21766, hence the reason We
apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. It is secure and safe.
Due to much junk/spam emails you receive daily, we are currently upgrading all email accounts spam filter to limit unsolicited emails for security reasons and to upgrade our newly improved E-mail account features to ensure you do not experience service interruption.
You must reply to this email immediately with your user name and password to enable us upgrade your E-mail Account properly. Click here to verify now!!!!
Screenshot of the phishing site
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 the e-mail and please note that LSU will not ask you to verify your accounts in such a fashion.