Thursday, 30 April 2009

Counterfeit vaccine warning as Swine Flu hits Mexico

An article in The Independent newspaper warns of the dangers of counterfeit drugs, with fake celebrity endorsements, as tourists and others continue to flee from Mexico following the outbreak of Swine Flu. According to the report,
"Spam emailers have exploited fears over an impending pandemic to send up to six billion rogue emails to advertise counterfeit drugs in the hope of securing credit card data.

Security experts at McAfee Inc said the names of celebrities, such as Madonna, were being added to subject lines to draw attention to spam which would otherwise be avoided".

No comments: