[SCAM OF THE WEEK] Sean Connery's Final Wish is Revealed

Scam of the Week Sean Connery DeathAfter 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! "

New-school security awareness training will ensure your users can be able to spot a suspicious phishing email of any recent current event. 

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. 

Free Phishing Security Test

Would your users fall for convincing phishing attacks? Take the first step now and find out before the bad guys 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!

PS: Don't like to click on redirected buttons? Cut & Paste this link in your browser:


Subscribe To Our Blog

Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual

Get the latest about social engineering

Subscribe to CyberheistNews