"Lsu.edu mail account" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on October 10th 2017 related to email validation.

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - Lsu.edu mail account

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):

Due to database maintenance that is happening in our Lsu.edu mail message center, we are currently deleting ALL inactive and hacked Lsu.edu E-mail account from our email account database, with this new improved security software it will provides our users with a new security system to protect our users from getting their Lsu.edu E-mail accounts hacked.We recommend that you update your account now to avoid termination or account de-activation.

CLICK HERE to verify your Lsu.edu mail account.

We are sorry for the inconvenient.
With best regards

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.