LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on June 8th, 2018, related email validation.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - WARNING
Sender Name - Internal to LSU* (Multiple users)
Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU* (Multiple email 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):
Your mailbox has exceeded its storage limit set by our E-mail Administrator and you
will not be able to receive new mail until you Re-validate it.
Click Here to Validate your email account.
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.