"Yesterday, news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his home in Minneapolis at age 57. He was found unresponsive in an elevator and was declared dead shortly after. Internet criminals are going to exploit this celebrity death in a number of ways, so be careful with anything related to Price's death: emails, attachments, any social media (especially Facebook), texts on your phone, anything. There will be a number of scams related to this, so think before you click!
Also, with the recent earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan, there are charity scams sticking up their ugly heads. If you want to make donations, go to your favorite charity by opening your browser and type their link in the address bar. Do not click on any links in emails."
If you are not an Integrated Computer Services, Inc. Security Awareness Training client yet, at times like this, it is very good to know what percentage of your users are vulnerable to emotional manipulations like this. We recommend you contact us for a free phishing assessment to find out what percentage of your workforce is phish-prone. Remember that 91% of successful data breaches start with a spear phishing attack via email.