LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on November 28th, 2017 related to account verification.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Hi
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
Content of phishing e-mail
The content of the message is (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):
We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail account center i.e homepage view, enhance security installations of new 2017 anti-spam and anti-virus software, large mailbox space. Kindly verify your e-mail within 24 hours or your e-mail will be temporarily suspended. CLICK HERE to verify your e-mail.
Thanks for your co-operation,
Louisiana IT Help Desk,
Louisiana Support Help Desk,
©Copyright 2017 Louisiana State University
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.