"Dear Webmail Account Owner," Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 10th, 2017 related to webmail account upgrade.

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Dear Webmail Account Owner,

Sender Name - External User

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU (Multiple senders)

Screenshot of the phishing e-mail

Screenshot of Phish Email

Content of the phishing e-mail

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

Dear Webmail Account Owner,

This is our second message to you from the University Webmail Messaging Center to all email account owners.

We are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance,upgrade of our web mail service and we are changing our mail host server,as a result your original password will be reset.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

To complete your webmail email account upgrade, you must reply to this email immediately and provide the information requested below.
E-mail Address:
User Name/ID:
Re-type Password:
Failure to do this will immediately render your email address deactivated from the University Webmail.
This E-mail is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended Recipient please accept our apologies; Please do not Disclose, Copy or Distribute Information in this E-mail or take any action in Reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be Unlawful.

Please inform us that this Message has gone astray before deleting it.

Thank you for your Co-operation.

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Information regarding phishing e-mail

The e-mail requests the users to send their information via e-mail. 

NOTE: PLEASE NOTE that LSU will not ask you for your account information in such a fashion.