"Your Email Account has exceeded it's storage limit" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on July 25th, 2017 related to e-mail account verification.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Your Email Account has exceeded it's storage limit

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 test@lsu.edu,

Your Email Account has exceeded it's storage Limit,
Most incoming messages may be placed on pending due to our recent Upgrade.Verify your Email account immediately to get your Account Storage Upgraded.
if not verified within 48 hours, we shall delete all your Email Account incoming messages. Click on below link to upgrage

link


Thank you.
 
2017 Louisiana State University.

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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.