"Security Alert Office" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on February 25th, 2017 related to mailbox re-validation.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Security Alert Office
Sender Name - Internal LSU Users
Sender e-mail address - Internal E-mail Addresses* (Multiple Users)
*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):
This is an automatic message by system to let you know that you have to confirm your
account information. An Attempt has been made to login from a new computer, You might
not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox .To re-validate
your mailbox.- CLICK HERE
LSU Email Support
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 looks similar to below:
NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in any e-mail and PLEASE NOTE that LSU will not ask you to verify your account or unblock your account in such a fashion.