Vaccine Passports are now being sold on many popular darknet markets – According to many news sources like BBC and Independent vaccine passports are now being offered for sale on some popular darknet markets. After doing in depth investigation we learned that Agatha Market is one of those markets where you can find listings for vaccine doses and passports.
While the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations continues to accelerate, it’s worth remembering that only around 1% of the world’s population have received their full course of injections. Billions are still waiting for their first dose, which inevitably leads those people to question exactly when they will get it. Especially as plans are being made internationally to allow those that have been vaccinated, or can prove they have had a recent negative test, the freedom to travel to other countries, attend large-scale events, take a new job, and more.
So there’s a strong and growing demand for vaccinations and test results because of the greater freedoms they will give to people. And of course, there will always be people who don’t want to wait for their official vaccination, or for an official negative test result – and shady people willing to service that demand. Back in January, we reported how there were hundreds of advertisements on the dark net were advertising COVID-19 vaccines for sale from $500 – and now the number of adverts has more than tripled to over 1,200. Further, vendors are also offering a range of fake vaccination certificates and negative test results to people who need proof of either says on CheckPoint blog.
Is this safe? Vaccine passports and doses listings on Agartha Market are fake listings offered by scam vendors. We already did our own investigation into this market which can be found here. Agartha Market is at this time of writing down due to bug which allow skilled hackers to create fake orders and then refund them, stealing approximately 13 BTC out of market wallet, according to the admin statement on Agartha market forums.