LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 12th, 2017 related to mailbox validation.
Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Hi
Sender Name - Internal 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.
Screenshot of the phishing 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):
Your Lsu.Edu Mail quota has reached limit, You might not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox .To re-validate your mailbox.- Go Verification Page
Screenshot of the phishing site
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.