"Shared Document" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 1st and 2nd, 2018, related to a shared file.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Shared Document

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):
User Name (user@lsu.edu) have shared a secured file with you. Kindly sign with your E-mail to view the Shared folder.
 View The Shared File Here
                                                                               © 2018 Dropbox

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.