"Dear Active User" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on August 15th, 2017 related to account verification.
Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Dear Active User
Sender Name - Internal to LSU
Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU
*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
Content of phishing e-mail
The contents of the messages are (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
Dear Users this is a database maintenance. Due to spam/hackers activities going on we're to De-activate some email ID from our database. To avoid account De-activation kindly follow link and verify your email account: CLICK HERE
Copyright © 2017 Louisiana State University. All Rights Reserved.
Screenshot of phishing site
The URL provided does not belong to LSU, and directs the user to a third-party site. The third party site appears 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.