"***URGENT UPDATE*** PLEASE READ - LSU Employee Strategic Initiative Update From the desk of King Alexander - MAY 22, 2018​" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on May 22nd, 2018, related to a message from LSU's President and to download a file.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - ***URGENT UPDATE*** PLEASE READ - LSU Employee Strategic Initiative Update From the desk of King Alexander - MAY 22, 2018​

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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

Dear LSU Employees,

I am sharing for your thoughts and review the appended update concerning LSU<Link>. These are explained in details which all employee are expected to read, understand and digest attached document so as to share opinions among each other in other to improve our Institution .

Grateful to you for your endless help of Enhancing our Organization

CLICK HERE TO VIEW UPDATE<Link>

Note: The message is of high Importance that all Employees must access​<Link> shared Attached file and online link


F. King Alexander
LSU President
Louisiana State University

 

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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.