"Alert from ITS Help Desk" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mail on September 15th, 2017 related to account re-validation.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Alert from ITS Help Desk
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 content of the message is (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit set by your administrator, You may not be able to send or receive new email until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-validate your mailbox kindly click on myLSU and verify your email account.
©2017 Trustees of Louisiana State University
Screenshot of phishing site
The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU, and directs the user to 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.