Thousands of euros, luxury clothes and cryptomoneds: an Italian teenager is enriched offering false Covid certificates

The Italian authorities have denounced a young man who enriched offering false health certificates, a business that linked Russian hackers and with which he won

Thousands of euros, luxury clothes and cryptomoneds: an Italian teenager is enriched offering false Covid certificates

The Italian authorities have denounced a young man who enriched offering false health certificates, a business that linked Russian hackers and with which he won in a short time thousands of euros and all kinds of luxury products.

The teenager, 17, who lived with his parents, was the Italian benchmark of a group of "dangerous" Russian hackers specialized in the counterfeit of CORONAVIRUS certificates, explained the Italian police.

Thanks to this network, which guaranteed more than 20,000 euros in a few months, a high rhythm of life had been sought, buying expensive beauty products, cryptomoneds, branded clothes and high-tech devices, all of which was requisitioned by the authorities .

Strollled parents assured that they did not know their child's activity and who believed that their riches came from their services as computer for online gaming companies, police said in a statement.

His detention and knowledge of his "modus operandi" was possible thanks to the denunciation of a young woman in Genoa (northern Italy) who went to him to take a sanitary certificate from Coronavirus, indispensable in this country for social life.

The woman, model of profession, wanted a false certificate to go to the gym and because she had "some aversion" to the vaccine.

In this way he sent his documents to the young Roman and 150 euros until he realized that everything was a trap, because the "counterfeit" began to extort him and ask for more money under the threat of denouncing him to the authorities.

Finally the girl decided to report, unveiling a network of Russian pirates that accumulate private data from users who used to open bank accounts, credit cards and profiles on the main electronic commerce platforms, among other crimes.

Updated Date: 09 November 2021, 11:33

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