"Incoming Email On Hold" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on March 2nd, 2017 related to account being temporarily restricted.
Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Incoming Email on Hold
Sender Name - External User
Sender e-mail address - External E-mail address (@mavs.uta.edu)
Screenshot of the phishing email
The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
Content of the phishing email
Our system has detected an unusual attempt to Log in to your Account and it was restricted. For safety, access to your account has been temporarily restricted. To restore full account access,
Complete account validation
The University Support
Information about the phishing email
The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU and directs the user to a third-party site that looks similar to Office365 login screen.
NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in any e-mail and PLEASE NOTE that LSU will not ask you for your account information in such a fashion.