"Security Alert!!!" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 3rd, 2017 related to account update. 

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Security Alert!!!

Sender Name - External User

Sender e-mail address - External e-mail address (@opusbhd.uemnet.com)

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!!!

Due to recent activities going on in your account, we hereby notify you that your account will be automatically suspend from sending and receiving emails if you do not update it in the next 18 hours. As you will loose access to your account totally.

Click the link below and Re-login through the service link to update your account:

http://link

Screenshot of the phishing site

The URL provided in the e-mails does not belong to LSU and directs a user to a third-party site. The third party site appears as below. Please note that LSU's actual e-mail web portal does not appear as below.

 Screenshot of the phishing site

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.