Rio Olympics 2016: How to keep your employees safe from the biggest scams at the summer games
Tech Republic - 08/09/2016
Attackers are smart, and to make malicious emails more enticing for the victims, a frequent trick is to tie them to an event that is currently going on,” said Engin Kirda, professor of computer science at Northeastern University. “As the Olympics are popular right now, users should expect to see malicious emails related to the Olympic games that aim to trick and exploit them.”
Fans of a large event are often seen as easy targets for a wide range of attacks, including phishing emails, domain theft, ransomware, and fake social media posts, Kirda said. If an employee accesses one of these attacks on a work machine, it may put their business at risk as well.