KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Bad Guys Go Nuclear
Heads-up. You think it couldn’t get any worse, but some bad guys have sunk to a new low. They are now exploiting recent active shooter events on campus to send people into a panic, causing them to "click-by-reflex" to find out if a loved one is safe.
This same phishing attack could be used against any organization with an active shooter protocol and training in place. If you see emails with titles like:
- “IT DESK: Security Alert Reported on Campus”
- “IT DESK: Campus Emergency Scare”
- “IT DESK: Security Concern on Campus Earlier”
Please think before you click, and look for any red flags related to a phishing scam. In any case, report suspicious emails using the Phish Alert Button, or by following the procedure put in place by your organization.
Let's stay safe out there!