"University IT Helpdesk Maintenance" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on July 12th, 2017 related to e-mail verification.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - UNIVERSITY IT HELPDESK MAINTENANCE

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

Screenshot of the 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):

UNIVERSITY IT HELPDESK  MAINTENANCE
We are deleting all unused email to create more space and increase your webmail rate.
Unused e-mail will be disabled during this maintenance.
Your account needs to be verified to avoid De-activation
Wed 12th of July 2017 05:21:50 -1600hrs
You have less than 24hrs
Click here to verify your e-mail  to continue using this service.


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Verify to avoid your e-mail termination

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; however, please note that the URL is a legitimate URL of Office.com.

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.