Internet users warned against buying drugs online

Spyware and spam analysis centers have warned Internet users that spammers are putting the lives of innocent people at risk, by peddling drugs online that are said to combat bird flu.

Sophos’ spamtraps are picking up an increasing number of junk messages which claim to sell Tamiflu, the drug believed most effective at protecting humans from the H591 strain of the bird flu virus.

The drug is in high demand because of fears that the virus could become a pandemic, and spread further around the world following deaths in Asia.

The spam e-mails urge recipients to protect themselves and their families from the avian flu virus by purchasing Tamiflu from an online website. :: Welcome to Manila Bulletin Online ::

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 6th November 2005 10:39PM