"IT Help Service" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 5th, 2017 related to account update. 

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - IT Help Service

Sender Name - External User

Sender e-mail address - External e-mail address (edinboro.edu)

Screenshot of the phishing e-mail

Screenshot of Phish E-mail

Content of the phishing e-mail

The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):

Due to the latest Microsoft account upgrade; all Staff, Employee and Faculty are advice to re-validate his/her account now, this has been made mandatory by ITS service.
Click Here to Upgrade your Account.

Information regarding the phishing site

The URL provided in the e-mails does not belong to LSU and directs a user to a third-party 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.