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Tech & Science Daily| Dark web warning over Covid-19 shots and fake vaccine cards


Security researchers have revealed that fake vaccine cards and what are claimed to be Covid-19 shots are being offered for sale on the dark web.

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software say they’ve discovered listings for Covid-19 vaccines from various brands, such as AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, for up to $1,000 a dose, with counterfeit vaccine certificates printed to order on sale for $200 each.

It’s unclear if the vaccines being offered are real but researchers say they have seen a 300 per cent spike in the number of such sales ad on the dark web.

Thousands of Icelanders are flocking to see the aftermath of Mount Fagradalsfjall after it erupted for the first time in more than 800 years.

Visitors were allowed to trek to see the deep orange lava for themselves, following on from scientists who have been monitoring the activity in recent weeks. However, by Monday the site had been closed again due to high levels of gas pollution.

Nasa’s Perseverance rover is readying its companion helicopter, Ingenuity, to take to the skies of the Red Planet, the first time such an aircraft has ever been flown there.

The move helps pave the way for Ingenuity’s test flights, which could take place as soon as the first week of April.

Shares in firms linked to the non-fungible token digital asset, are soaring thanks to a string of high-profile sales of digital goods that don’t exist in the real world. For example, a tech entrepreneur has paid $2million in the same way for the first tweet by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. And, a YouGov poll reveals that one in 10 home workers have not put on a pair of trousers for a Zoom meeting.

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