"Payroll Schedule Message" Phish


LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on September 26th, 2018, related to an important message regarding payroll.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Payroll Schedule Message

Sender Name - Internal to LSU*

Sender e-mail address - Internal to LSU*

*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):

You have 1 new Important message regarding your payroll.



Screenshot of phishing site

The URL provided in the attachment does not belong to LSU or Microsoft 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.