Anonymous sell COVID-19 vaccine on the darknet for bitcoins

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On the so-called darknet, unknown persons posted an advertisement for the sale of a vaccine against COVID-19. At the same time, it is not specified what kind of drug is in question, and which company is behind its development, the Check Point team found out.

You can buy one ampoule for 0.01 bitcoin ($300). The authors of the announcement stressed that they only accept bitcoins as payment, but refused to indicate the manufacturer of the vaccine.

The same announcement says that a person must have 14 injections of the drug to fully recover.

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Check Point experts noted that now it is difficult to say who is placing such ads on the darknet. These can be both simple scammers and real intermediaries between manufacturers and buyers of the vaccine.

The team's research also says that the number of new domains on the network with the word "vaccine" has steadily increased since spring 2020. Some of the domains contain the words "corona" and "covid".

Back in April, the US Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security began to fight sites speculating on the coronavirus pandemic. Most fraudulent schemes involve cryptocurrency as a means of payment or investment.