"Dear lsu.edu user," Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on October 19th, 2017 related to account validation.
Subjects of the Phishing e-mail - "Dear lsu.edu user,", "Dear LSU User,", and "Thanks for your co-operation"
Sender Name - Internal to LSU (multiple users)
Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU (multiple e-mail addresses)
*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 LSU we are currently upgrading our database and e-mail account center I .e homepage view, enhance security installations of new 2017 anti-spam and anti-virus software, large mailbox space. Kindly verify your e-mail within 24 hours or your e-mail will be temporarily suspended. CLICK-HERE to verify your e-mail.
Thanks for your co-operation
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.