LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on May 11th, 2018, related to increasing the Mailbox size.
Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Staff/Employees
Sender Name - External to LSU
Sender e-mail address - External to LSU
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 migrating all email accounts into 2018 webmail and as such all active Account Holder are to verify and Log in for the upgrade and migration to take effect now. This is done to improve the security and efficiency due to recent Spam mails received.Click on Upgrade Account to migrate and block further Spam mails.
Office of Information Technology Services (ITS)
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.