"ACCOUNT TERMINATION" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on May 13th, 2017 related to account validation.
Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - ACCOUNT TERMINATION
Sender Name - email@example.com
Sender e-mail address - External to LSU (@micro.soft.office.com)
Screenshot of phishing e-mail
Content of phishing e-mail
The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
We receive a request to terminate your Microsoft Office365 Account and your account will be block from sending and receiving messages if not re-validated within 48hours.
Why are we sending this? We take our security very serious and we need to keep you
We recommend you to click on re-validate now on your email below for quick re-validation
Your Microsoft Office365 Account will be re-validated automatically after clicking re-validate now
All information associated with your suspended account will eventually get deleted,
unless successfully appealed.
This message was sent from the email address is not monitored. Do not reply to this
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Screenshot of 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: The website appears to be similar to Microsoft Office site, but it is not. Additionally, PLEASE always verify the URL of any site prior to providing your credentials.