"Email Cancel Request" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on July 6th, 2017 related to password confirmation.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Email Cancel Request
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):
Dear Account User,
We Have just received a password reset request from your account (%0%) , few
mines ago if this request is from you kindly click on confirm request
this REQUEST is not from you, kindly click on CANCEL fill and submit
request below and the request will be terminated immediately.
Failure to follow any of the above guidelines will lead to temporal suspension of
your Email account for 72hrs
Microsoft Team Security.
© 2017 Inc. 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:
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.