"ACTION REQUIRED 09/06/2019" Phish

 

LSU Personnel started receiving phishing e-mails on September 6th, 2019, related to a special announcement requiring account validation.

Subject of the Phishing e-mail - ACTION REQUIRED 09/06/2019

Sender Name - External to LSU

Sender e-mail address - External to LSU

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Content of phishing e-mail

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM Louisiana State University

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Content of phishing message in the attachment

Dear User,

This is to notify all Students and Staffs

of Louisiana State University that we are validating active accounts.

Kindly confirm your account is still in use by clicking the validation link below:

VALIDATE HERE

Regards,

IT Help Desk

Office of Information Technology

Louisiana State University

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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.