"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

 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):

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:

 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.