"FWD: Update !!" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on May 14th, 2017 related to account verification.

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - FWD: Update !!

Sender Name - Alexandria Maras

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

Screenshot of phishing e-mail screenshot of Phish Mail

Content of phishing e-mail

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

This is a generated Email from Database to inform all user that verification is taking place to terminate all Reported/Spam and inactive Account from our Database.  If your account is very much Active and to Avoid De-Activation from our Database Please Click our  VERIFICATION-PAGE    and fill out the Verification form correctly to avoid termination of your Account from our database. 

Take Note: If You Refuse to update your account after 24hrs of receipt of the notification of this update, your account will be excluded permanently from our Database we will not be responsible for the loss of your account. As always, your privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. We apologize if you have experienced any difficulties due to this situation.




Information regarding phishing site

The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU and directs the user to a third-party site. 

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.