Government officials, including Defence Ministry Officials, were targeted by a malicious web link sent on WhatsApp, SMS and email.
The message wanted officials to click on www.covid19india.in. to produce a digital certificate of COVID-19 inoculation.
The SMS, signed with an abbreviation “MoHFW” that expands to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said, “as per directives of MoHFW, Confirm your COVID status on https://covid19india.in and generate your vaccination certificate”.
When clicked on the link, it directed users to a “@gov.in” website that resembled the official government website “mygov.in.” Users were asked to enter their official email and password on the fake page, the report stated.