Tuesday, 28 April 2020 14:57

CRYPTO SCAMMERS ARE TRYING TO MAKE MONEY ON THE CORONAVIRUS Featured

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Fraudsters are trying to make money amid the coronavirus pandemic and the fight against it. In particular, at the beginning of this week the number of spam mails allegedly on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) has increased. The letters speak of fundraising for COVID-19 Funds worldwide.

Specialists of the portal SICP.ueba.su analyzed one of these letters, which was sent from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It turned out that the second-level domain is actually used by WHO, but it was this letter that was sent from a mail server located in the state of Colorado in the United States of America and in transit passed through a reference mailer in the German municipality of Mauern.

Experts also learned that a link to a picture with a QR code (the address of a bitcoin wallet for donations) leads the reader directly to the portal of the investment company Five Stand Capital, located in the US city of Atlanta from Georgia. As follows from the official information on the company's website, it is a partner of large US investment funds in the United States. The portal itself is hosted by GoDaddy in Oregon (Portland). Still there are three site mirrors - for various domain zones.

This email was first sent from the SendGrid.net mail server, which is also located on GoDaddy’s resources in Colorado, Denver. And, judging by the information bases, another 13 resources are located on this IP address, nevertheless, only one of them is displayed - a web-based mail gateway.

It is important to consider that on the official website of the WHO there is no way to donate funds in the form of cryptocurrency - bitcoin. The same is true of their dedicated donation collection site. And there is even a warning that they do not send any letters.

Apparently, fraudsters are trying to cunningly take advantage of the global crisis situation, possessing a good knowledge of modern technology. Or maybe the owners of WHO decided to use all available tools to raise funds. And experts are wondering, where is the hosting site for WHO?

Interestingly, so far, no funds have been received to the cryptocurrency wallet, which is indicated in the letter of the scammers. The wallet is constantly monitored by SICP platform experts, however, like other malicious purses known to them.

Source: CryptoRussia.ru

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