"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
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:
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.