"E-mail Validation: Louisiana State University" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on January 9th, 2018, related to account validation.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Email Validation: Louisiana State University

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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):

Dear User,

This is to inform you that your account has exceeded its limit and need to be verified

Kindly click the link below to verify and validate your account.

VALIDATE MY ACCOUNT

Your account will be suspended if not validate within 48 hours.

Sincerely,

LSU Help Desk

 

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:

 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.