"Dear User," Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on May 16th, 2017 related to account verification.

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - "Dear User," or "Help-Desk"

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 system update,we urge all Account Users to verify their email by Clicking on Support and verification/update your LSU mailbox.

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.