[HEADS UP] 2021 Tokyo Olympics Mean Olympic-Themed Phishing Attacks

Olympics Themed Phishing AttacksLast year, we reported that authorities warned of the Tokyo Olympics phishing attacks. Then the global pandemic occurred, and the games were postponed. Well, now the games have returned... and so have the phishing attacks.

Let's take a walk down memory lane at Olympic-themed phishing attacks in the past: 

  • 2016 Summer Olympics - phishing attacks spiked of the Olympics being 'cancelled'
  • 2018 Winter Olympics - threat actors hide Evil powershell script in an image
  • 2020 Summer Olympics - experts warn of Olympic themed cyber attacks for participants and attendees

Now that the Olympics will start in a few short days, the phishing attacks from cybercriminals will return in full force. Luckily, if you're a KnowBe4 customer, we have new templates available for you now to test your users. Search for "Tokyo Olympic Committee" templates in the Current Events category, and you'll find the new set of templates. 

Remember, new-school security awareness training is essential during current events like the Olympics to make sure your users are prepared to spot and report any suspicious activity! 

Free Phishing Security Test

Would your users fall for convincing phishing attacks? Take the first step now and find out before bad actors do. Plus, see how you stack up against your peers with phishing Industry Benchmarks. The Phish-prone percentage is usually higher than you expect and is great ammo to get budget.

PST ResultsHere's how it works:

  • Immediately start your test for up to 100 users (no need to talk to anyone)
  • Select from 20+ languages and customize the phishing test template based on your environment
  • Choose the landing page your users see after they click
  • Show users which red flags they missed, or a 404 page
  • Get a PDF emailed to you in 24 hours with your Phish-prone % and charts to share with management
  • See how your organization compares to others in your industry

Go Phishing Now!

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Topics: Phishing, KnowBe4

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