Booming market for fake Covid-19 vaccine passports sparks alarm

SourceThe National
SectorHealthcare
CountryMiddle east

Fake coronavirus vaccine passports are being sold online for "peanuts" in a fast-growing scam that has alarmed authorities as countries bet on the documents to revive travel and their economies, cyber security experts said. From Iceland to Israel, a number of countries have started to lift lockdown restrictions for people who can prove they have been vaccinated - letting them visit leisure venues or cross borders if they show vaccine papers. "People are trying to circumvent that by creating false documents, essentially putting the lives of others at risk," Beenu Arora, founder of cyber intelligence firm Cyble, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an ...read more...