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Rise in fraudulent COVID-19 domain names

The current epidemic outbreak has led to an amazing number of purchase of domain names containing the terms “covid”, “coronavirus” or “corona”, most with the intention of speculative sale or sending scam emails to visitors of the website. Fortunately, many domain name registers are taking preventive steps to block such fraudulent registrations. In this context, Apple just registered the domain name applecoronavirus.com after last Friday’s announcement of launching a Bluetooth-based contact tracing platform together with Google. –

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