Hoax COVID-19 vaccine website taken down

A fake website called freevaccinecovax.org, which claimed to be an official company developing a COVID-19 vaccine, has been seized by the US attorney’s office in Maryland.

The fake website, which used trademarked logos for Pfizer and the World Health Organization (WHO), was used to collect personal information from victims for fraudulent purposes, including phishing attacks and attempts to deploy malware.

The UK has seen similar scams using the pandemic as a lure to trick people in to providing personal information, including bank details.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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