"You Have A Faculty Message From Chelsea Patton" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on January 12th, 2018, related to an email message from a faculty member that needs to be read.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - You Have A Faculty Message From Chelsea Patton

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):

Hi

You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification file from Chelsea Patton. For security reasons, Your message has been encoded.

Kindly SIGN IN HERE again to open and read your message notification.

Thank you,

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:

 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.