Fake Covid Vaccine Registration: The world’s largest vaccination program is going on in India. Since May 1, 18+ have also been approved to get vaccine doses, but in most places they are unable to get vaccinated due to shortage of stock. Almost all vaccination slots have been booked due to shortage of vaccine supplies. In such a situation, most people are constantly looking at empty slots to get the Corona vaccine dosed so that it can be administered. Some criminal elements are trying to gather personal information of users through fake vaccine registration application in the name of Kovin. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has cautioned people about fake apps about this. These apps are being spread through SMS. CERT-In has advised all people not to download five such files which can steal users’ personal information.
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Advice not to download five APK files
According to CERT-In, through these SMS users are being offered registration for corona vaccination through fake apps. The content of each message can be different from each other, but it asks Android phone users to download and install APK files of registration apps. Download link is also being sent along with SMS. CERT-In has advised not to download five APK files from people. These APK files are Covid-19.apk, Vccin-Apply.apk, Cov-Regis.apk, Vaci__Regis.apk, and MyVaccin_v2.apk.
SMS to your friends also after installation
CERT-In found that the people on the contact list of the smartphone in which these apps are being installed, are also SMSing to download it. The regulator has warned people to approve the approval sought by this app. These fake apps can steal users’ passwords and other personal information. CERT-In has asked people to stay away from all fake domains, e-mails and text messages and phone calls that falsely claim registration of corona vaccination. For registration of vaccination only
cowin.gov.in is authentic. Some apps and websites are giving the necessary slot updates, but here only the information of empty slots is being found, for registration, you will have to go to the official website.