LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on October 10th, 2017 related to account verification.
Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - "Hi" and "hi"
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):
Dear account user,
Your Microsoft Account has reached an Upgrade stage, please Verify Your account. Go Verification Page
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.