Last 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!