"Email Membership Update" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on September 29th 2017 related to e-mail verification.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - "Email Membership Update" and "LSU 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

 Screenshot of Phish Mail

Content of phishing e-mail

The content of the message is (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):

Email Membership Update
Due to our system update,we urge all Account Users to verify their email by Clicking on Support and verification/update your LSU mailbox.
Your account will be verified within 24hours
Copyright © 2017 Louisiana State University. All Rights Reserved.

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 site appears 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.