"Validate Your Account" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on May 22nd, 2017 related to account validation.

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Validate Your Account

Sender Name - Helpdesk

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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

 Phish Mail

The URL provided in the e-mail does appear to be similar to Microsoft Office365 page, the URL does not belong to LSU or Microsoft, and directs the user to a third-party site. The third party site appears as below:

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.