"Hello" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on March 17th, 2017 related to email validation.
NOTE: The e-mail was received by LSU personnel; however, it references University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Hello

Sender Name - External user

Sender e-mail address - External e-mail address (@transvision.co.id)

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

Due to database maintenance equipment that is happening in our louisiana edu messaging center.
Our louisiana edu message center must be reset due to the large number of Spam messages we receive daily in our database.
The maintenance of quarantine will help us avoid this dilemma every day and with the new improved software will
provides our louisiana edu with a secure mail system and new security system to protect our louisiana edu users from getting their
louisiana edu accounts being hacked.
To validate your Email mailbox,
kindly click the link or copy the link to your browser

to visit the louisiana edu customer secure LINK specified on this email
and fill out the account validation form to validate your
louisiana edu email powered account:
Thank you,
© 2017 University of Louisiana at Lafayette. All rights reserved.

 

Screenshot of the phishing site

The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU or University of Louisiana Lafayette and directs the user to a third-party site. The third party site appears as below. 

Screenshot of the phishing site

NOTE: ALWAYS verify the URL provided in any e-mail.