"Lsu Email Verification Required" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on August 19th, 2019, related to account termination.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - Lsu Email Verification Required

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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Content of Message

This message was generated from Lsu source


Hi <username>

Our mail system is automatically terminating your account with 'Lsu' mail system server on '2019-08-19' due to
account being obsolete and currently not in use.

If you believe this is a mistake from 'Lsu' mail system service provider, you need to stop the terminating
process by pressing the link below.


STOP MAIL SYSTEM TERMINATING HERE

 

Date Received: 2019-08-19

 

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The URL does not belong to LSU and/or Microsoft. Several of the users would not have been able to get to the Website.

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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.