LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 7th, 2017 related to account validation due to mail quota being reached. The e-mail content was the same, but the subject line appears to be different in every e-mail.
Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - rh, eb, yk, dg, rg, etc. (All subject line is a variation of 2 alphabets).
Sender Name - Internal LSU User
Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU*
*Internal accounts can be compromised and used by malicious actors to send phishing e-mails, in order to appear more authentic.
The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU and directs the user to a third-party site. The third party site appears as below:
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.