"LSU Membership Update" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on May 15th, 2017 related to account verification.

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - LSU Membership Update

Sender Name - Internal to LSU

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 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):

Due to our recent IP routine check; we have reasons to believe that your account has been violated and access by a third party. Click on Support and verify your Mailbox to avoid deactivation.

Warm Regards,

Help-Desk Administrator.
With best regards
Copyright © 2017 Louisiana State University. All Rights Reserved.

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:

Screenshot of Phish 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.