"Help-Desk Administrator." Phish

 

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

Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - "Help-Desk Administrator." and "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):

Your Two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to a recent upgrade to our data, In order to receive the messages CLICK HERE to login and wait for response from Administrator, we apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Help-Desk Administrator.
With best regards
LSU © 2017  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.