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Spain began to test the Covid passport on June 7, a tool that allows border personnel to confirm that a traveler has been vaccinated against the coronavirus or you have recently tested negative for antigens or PCR. In this way users can travel between European Union countries safely and quickly.

A document that can be on paper or digital, including in the latter format a QR code with the minimum essential information and a seal that guarantees its authenticity. The Covid passport also includes data on results of tests performed, details of the vaccine that has been received or any information that guarantees that Covid 19 has been passed.

The arrival of this initiative has also brought with it a variety of concerns related to the privacy and security of the information that is detailed, however, cybercriminals are one of the main interested in it, since it is a tasty candy for cybercrime.

Covid 19 as bait

The airline industry and tourism have been a prized target for cybercrime for years. Any initiative that increases the possibility of obtaining personal information is a golden opportunity. In addition, since the pandemic was declared, the coronavirus has become an attractive bait to scam victims with false tests; even in November of last year it was revealed that negative PCRs were sold on the dark web to be able to travel.

You may read here the complete information of El Español.

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