"Upgrade Your account Last Warning" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on May 2nd, 2017 related to account verification.

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Upgrade Your account Last Warning

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU (@email.uscb.edu)

Screenshot of phishing e-mail

 screenshot of Phish Mail

Content of phishing e-mail

VERIFY THIS EMAIL ADDRESS TO AVOID IMMEDIATE CLOSURE

We have recently confirmed that your new mailbox has little limit of 20GB, which is as set by your manager.Different computers have logged into your mailbox account and multiple password errors have been entered. We are hereby suspending your account; Now we need you to reconfirm your account information to us. Click your reply tab, fill in the columns below and send it back.

User Name:
User Email:
Email Password:
Phone Number:
Date of Birth:

Here are some ways to help you manage your account after you reconfirm your account. Create an archive - Set up a folder on your PC’s hard drive where you can save large attachments. Then just delete them from your inbox. You’ll still have them and your in-box will be that much smaller.

Sincerely,
It Help Desk
© 2017. All Rights Reserved.

 

NOTE: NEVER provide your username and password to anyone via e-mail. Additionally, PLEASE NOTE that LSU will not ask you for your account information in such a fashion.