US Law Enforcement Takes Down COVID-19-related Online Malicious Campaigns


Level 37
Feb 4, 2016
The Department of Justice cooperated with several private companies and internet domain providers and registrars to disrupt hundreds of websites and malicious campaigns that tried to exploit the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a wave of complaints to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) related to COVID-19 scams, the law enforcement agencies set up an operation to identify and shut down malicious campaigns. Some of the scams targeted by law enforcement included fake vaccines and cures and fraudulent charity drives, while other spam emails were delivering infected attachments.
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