"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

Screenshot of Phish Mail

Content of phishing e-mail

The contents of the messages are (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):


Microsoft Office365
Hello user@lsu.edu ,

You have used up your email quota, please Activate your quota immeditaly for free to continue enjoying our services.

 Activate Quota  

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:

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.