"Email Membership Update" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on July 31st, 2017 related to account confirmation.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Email Membership Update

Sender Name - Internal to LSU (Multiple users)

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

*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 phishign e-mail

The content of the message states the following (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):


Email Membership Update

Due to our system update,we urge all Account Users to verify their email by Clicking on Support and verification/update your LSU mailbox.

Your account will be verified within 24hours

© 2017, © Louisiana State University , 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 sites appear 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.