"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):
Content of the message
Verify your email address
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.
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.