The Sun just reported that experts are sending a warning about online scams in relation to Queen Elizabeth’s passing.
These threat actors are utilizing social engineering tactics by using phony Twitter accounts to offer tickets to next week’s funeral. The link to the tickets takes you instead to a fraudulent website that asks for your bank login. There’s also another scam identified from email and social media scams that the Queen has left behind large sums of money for the taking.
Javvad Malik, KnowBe4’s Security Awareness Advocate, had this to say to the Sun, “Criminals are swift to capitalise on public events, whether it be a natural disaster, a sporting event, or the death of a prominent person. With the passing of the Queen, people should be vigilant of scammers trying to exploit the situation.”
Current event scams are not going anywhere, and it’s important for your users to stay up-to-date on the latest phishing trends. New-school security awareness training can ensure your users are reporting any suspicious activity in their day to day job operations.