Multiple Subject Lines Phish
LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on September 23rd, 24th, October 5th, 8th, 14th, 15th , 18th, and 21st, 2018, that appear to be replies from internal users to an ongoing e-mail conversation.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Varies based on the compromised users inbox
Sender Name - Internal to LSU* (multiple users)
Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU* (multiple users)
*Internal accounts can be compromised and used by malicious actors to send phishing e-mails, in order to appear more authentic.
The content of the message appears as below or the language for the link varies (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
The text for the link appears as one of below:
- Click here to open full message
- Click here to view full message
- Click here to show full message
- Click here to show this message
- Click here to view this message
- Click here to open this message
The URL varies for different e-mails, but none of them belong to LSU or Microsoft and directs the user to a third-party site. One example of the site is 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.