"URGENT!!!" Phish

 

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:

Screenshot of the phishing site

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.