LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mail on September 18th and 19th 2017 related to e-mail verification.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Hi
Sender Name - Internal to LSU (multiple users)
Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU (multiple e-mail addresses)
*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 messages are (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail account center i. e homepage view, enhance security installations of new 2017 anti-spam and anti-virus software, large mailbox space. Kindly verify your e-mail within 72 hours or your e-mail will be temporarily suspended. CLICK HERE to verify your e-mail.
Thanks for your co-operation,
Louisiana IT Help Desk,
Louisiana Support Help Desk,
© Copyright 2017 Louisiana State University
Screenshot of phishing site
The URLs provided in the e-mail do not belong to LSU, and direct the user to 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.