"Verify your email address" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 22nd, 2017 related to email verification. 

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Verify your email address

Sender Name - Mail Administrator

Sender e-mail address - External E-mail Address (@wayne.edu)

Screenshot of the message

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

 Screenshot of the phishing email

Content of the message

Verify your email address

Hello,

Please strengthen the security of your mailbox as We've just updated our security features.

  • Please click here to upgrade your security and avoid losing your files
  • Alternatively, you can also click here to upgrade your storage capacity at no cost

This email comes as a surprise?

Please upgrade your mailbox at no cost as soon as possible in order to prevent the loss of any future email, or click here to ask the system administrator to upgrade your account to a larger quota.

Best,

Mail Administrator

This email can't receive replies. For more information, visit the Mail Accounts Help Center.

Information about the phishing site

The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU and directs the user to a third-party site. 

NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in any e-mail and please note that LSU will not ask you to verify your accounts in such a fashion.