"RE: System Administrator." Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 30th, 2018, related to increasing the Mailbox size.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - RE: System Administrator.

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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Content of phishing e-mail

The content of the message is (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):

System Administrator has currently increased all mailboxes (size to 25.0GB).  Please sign into update  portal  to increase your mailbox size- >:MAILBOX UPDATE PORTAL  

IT Support
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 IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail message and all attachments, if any, may contain confidential and privileged material and are intended only for the person or entity to which the message is addressed. If you are not an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution, disclosure, or copying of this information is unauthorized and strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately by reply e-mail, and destroy all copies of the original message.

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The URL provided in the e-mail does not belong to LSU or Microsoft, and directs the user to a third-party site. The third party site appears as below:

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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.