After the sad passing of famous actor Sir Sean Connery, Yahoo News released an article that revealed his final wish after he passed away peacefully with his family at his side.
“He had dementia and it took its toll on him. He got his final wish to slip away without any fuss," Micheline Roquebrune said in a statement to MailOnline.
This unfortunate celebrity death will be prime real estate for the bad guys to be exploiting this in a number of ways. It's important to alert your users immediately that this scam could arise as a social engineering tactic. Make sure to give your users a heads-up that they need to Think Before They Click.
I would send your employees, friends and family something like the following. Feel free to copy/paste/edit.
"Today, news came out about the passing of famous actor Sean Connery's final wish before he passed away, so please be careful with anything on anything related to Sean Connery's death: emails, attachments, any social media, texts on your phone, anything. There will be a number of scams related to this, so please remember to Think Before You Click! "
For KnowBe4 Customers, there is a new simulated phishing template in the Current Events campaign: "Yahoo! News: Wife reveals Sean Connery's final wish before death" that I suggest you send to everyone more or less immediately.
Let's stay safe out there.