"Pending Email Alert!" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on June 20th, 2017 related to pending messages post account upgrade.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Pending Email Alert!

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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Content of phishing e-mail

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

Dear User,

Due to our Recent New Upgrade on your (account name) 

Your Webmail has( 6) messeges on Hold/Pending messages and some of your incoming messeges will not be received .

We Urge you to  CLICK HERE  to Validate and Re-trieve all Pending messeges.

Webmail Admin ©2010 - 2017 All Rights Reserved.

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

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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.