Recently, a large, dark bazaar appears to have sprung up around vaccination and disease certificates. On the Dark Web, con artists sell fake vaccination certificates for as little as 250 euros.
False immunizations, fake and fake vaccination certificates, and “monkey” coronavirus sickness certificates are all on the “menu.” The relevant entities and authorities in Greece remain on high alert in regards to fraudulent vaccines.
The National Transparency Authority and the Ministry of Digital Government’s mechanisms both warn that the process of producing a vaccination certificate is entirely computerised, which means that traces can readily lead to people involved in these circuits.
But what the Dark Webis?
“Hackers, security investigators, law enforcement, and criminals of all kinds congregate on the Dark Web, which is an intriguing website.” Consider a vast shopping mall where anyone with an interest in the informal economy and unlawful shopping can locate merchandise. To iefimerida.gr, Konstantinos Vavousis, Information Systems Security Consultant, says: “From diverse chemicals, weapons, company databases, to fraudulent certificates of all kinds.”
Fake vaccination certificates have begun to surface on the Dark Web, according to Mr.Vavousis. “We can mention that bogus certifications are already being sold for 250-500 euros on the Dark Web.They obtain a legitimate certificate based on the target nation, replace the essential data with the client’s, and occasionally the QR code, which is clearly invalid,” he explains. The inspirers promise to provide immunisation certificates for each country – or for many nations – depending on whatever “store” in Darknet someone visits, and Greece is one of them.
What if somebodypurchases a false certificate on the Dark Web?
Those who persevere and eventually obtain a forged vaccination certificate on the Dark Web will be in for a rude awakening.
“Because the person who paid for this certificate is unable to verify its legitimacy before receiving it, he is a victim of fraud.” I tell you that I make it, that I hand it over to you, and that you have no control over it. Whatever you pay you get. KonstantinosVavousis adds, “This is a fabrication.”
What will happen when he tries to put it to use? “Obviously, if someone uses the QR code of a phoney certificate obtained from fraudsters, the QR code reader will not recognise it and an error message will be displayed.”Those who persevere and buy a phoney vaccination certificate on the Dark Web will be in for a rude awakening.
“Because the user who paid for this certificate is unable to verify its validity prior to receipt, he becomes a victim of fraud.” I tell you that I created it, that I hand it over to you, and that you have no control over it. You get what you paid for. “This is a fake,” KonstantinosVavousis adds.
What will happen if he decides to put it to use? “Obviously, if someone uses the QR code of a forged certificate obtained from fraudsters, the QR code reader will not recognise it and will display an error message.”
Mr. Demosthenes Anagnostopoulos, General Secretary of Information Systems of Public Administration from the Ministry of Digital Government, told iefimerida.gr a few days ago that the situation is “quite serious.” “We’re discussing the human element. That is, for someone who falsely claims to have had a vaccination. As a result, it’s clear that it has nothing to do with a computer malfunction or a weakness in the system. It’s the same way with disability compensation at times. This is a professional who issues a forged certificate to his customer “.
In an interview with iefimerida.gr, Mr.AngelosBinis, Commander of the National Transparency Authority, stated that “the public administration, the control mechanisms, the Control Authorities have the appropriate tools to document the guilt of those involved” in activities involving the issuance of false certificates.
The National Transparency Authority’s commander clarified that the control mechanisms “run” scenarios to detect system irregularities. These are the behaviours that indicate that something odd is going on in the background.
The following points sound a “bell” at the Authorities for fraudulent vaccines, according to information from iefimerida.gr:
Health personnel (doctors / nurses) who register unusually large numbers of vaccines vaccinations registered at “suspect” hours or even overtime ” vaccination centres, primarily in the periphery, where citizens rush en masse with permanent residence in other places The process is digital, and there are digital traces, as we emphasise. So that we might learn from the past. We’ll also be ruthless in our pursuit of the issue. People must comprehend that whomever has such thoughts in his head must recognise that everything is present in the system. Mr. Demosthenes Anagnostopoulos, General Secretary of Information Systems for Public Administration, concluded, “Everything is there, and we locate it.”