Log In
Friday 21st October 2016

Swine flu spam warning

6th May 2009

A warning has been issued by Interpol about potential for criminals to exploit the swine flu outbreak through spam emails and websites selling illegal, unlicensed or fake medicines.

Interpol said that internet secruity firms were reporting 3-4% of spam emails last week were related to swine flu and this number was expected to increase.

Also hundreds of new web pages have been created.

Jen-Michel Louboutin, Interpol’s executive director of police services, said the public risked their wellbeing and their money if they responded to spam swine flu emails or attempted to order medication online through illegal websites.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Swine flu spam warning
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 11259
Date Added: 6th May 2009



Recent Related Articles

Warning over public defibrillators

Travel warnings issued for Singapore


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2016