"Urgent Email Update" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on August 10th, 2017 related to account verification due to abuse.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Urgent Email Update.

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):

Dear User,

Due to Abuse on the Server,You are required to validate your Email account now. Click Here

Click HERE to verify account to avoid being suspended from using your account.

If you do find any difficulties validating your account Please Click Here.
Thanks.
IT Help Desk.

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.