"Your LSU account Certificate expired on the 14-10-2017" Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on October 14th, 2017 related to account certificate renewal.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Your LSU account Certificate expired on the 14-10-2017
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):
Your LSU account Certificate expired on the 14-10-2017, This may interrupt your email delivery configuration, and account POP settings, page error when sending message.
To re-new your account Certificate Details, Please take a second to update your records by link below or copy and paste link
LSU account will work as normal after the verification process,
and your webmail Certificate will be re-newed.
Mail Service Team
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.