"Important Notice for Campus Community" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving a phishing e-mail on March 3rd, 2017 related to account verification for uninterrupted access. 

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Important Notice for Campus Community

Sender Name - Louisiana State University

Sender e-mail addressinfo@lsu.edu*

*The sender e-mail address appears to be  falsely represented as info@lsu.edu

Screenshot of the content

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

Campus Community,

This is a verification exercise. There has been a just completed upgrade on all our school servers, you are hereby required to verify your account immediately for uninterrupted access to you portal.

CLICK HERE TO VERIFY NOW

Unverified accounts may be disabled for security reasons. We apologize for inconveniences this may cause. This is to help secure our school servers better.

Regards,

Network Support Services

Screenshot of the phishing page

The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU and directs the user to a third-party site that looks very similar to myLSU's Login Screen. NOTE: the URL is cubtx.com and not associated with lsu.edu.

The page looks like below:

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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.