"Read: Email Update Urgently!!!" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 28th, 2017 related to account verification.

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Read: Email Update Urgently!!!

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU (@gmail.com)

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Content of phishing e-mail

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


Dear Staffs,

Your Account information needs to be updated within 24 Hours, If this
is not done we shall suspend your account.

Please Click Here to Update:

Thank You.
System Help-desk
Copyright 2017©

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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:

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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.