"Hello" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on July 21st, 2017 related to data account expiring and verification requirement.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Hello

Sender Name - Internal to LSU (Multiple users)

Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU (Multiple users)

*Internal accounts can be compromised and used by malicious actors to send phishing e-mails, in order to appear more authentic.

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):

Your data account will expire soon, Go LSU Verification Page to verify.

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.