"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):

Screenshot of the phishing email

Content of the phishing email

Security alert
Dear Customer,

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

Thank you,

The University Support

Copyright   2017

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.