"Data Activation" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on August 10th, 2017 related to activation of email quota. Similar e-mails were received on August 15th as well.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Data Activation, Support Team
Sender Name - External to LSU
Sender e-mail address - External to LSU
Screenshot of phishing e-mail
Content of phishing e-mail
The contents of the messages are (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
Hello email@example.com ,
You have used up your email quota, please Activate your quota immeditaly for free to continue enjoying our services.
This is mandotory notification .
Microsoft Office365 Team.
Screenshot of the 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:
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.