U.S. Authorities seize COVID-19 website from owner trying to sell it for bitcoin


On the other hand, William S. Walker, acting HSI Philadelphia Special Agent in Charge, commented, “Sadly, criminals are using the current pandemic as an opportunity to generate proceeds while so many Americans are suffering.” He added that the HSI and its partners “will continue to aggressively pursue those who attempt to illegally capitalize on this crisis through illicit money-making schemes.”

The seizure of the coronaprevention.org domain name comes after the DOJ announced the ongoing efforts between law enforcement and private-sector companies to disrupt domain names being used to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.