"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
Screenshot of phishing e-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 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.
Screenshot of phishing site
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:
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.