"From IT Help Desk Team" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on April 22nd, 2018, related to a Web mail improvements.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - From IT Help Desk Team

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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Content of phishing e-mail

The content of the message is (Links and other descriptors have been removed for security purposes):

We're making a few improvements to our Web mail Log in page, aimed at giving our user's even better security.

FOLLOW HERE >>>  Link <<<

The office of Information Security will keep this updated if information should change, but we encourage all users

to run their updates after the expected release of this patch.

With kind regards,

Your IT Help desk Team

-- Information Services & Technology (IS&T)

 

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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:

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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.