"***SPAM*** NOTIFICATION!!!" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on June 28th, 2017 related to account validation and e-mail storage.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - ***SPAM*** NOTIFICATION!!!

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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):

Dear username,

Your email has used up the storage limit of 99.9 gigabytes as defined by your Administrator. You will be blocked from sending and receiving messages if not re- validated within 48hrs.
Kindly click on your email below for quick re-validation and additional storage will be updated automatically

username@lsu.edu

Regards,
E-mail Support 2017.

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.