The computer security company McAfee has reported floods of spam e-mails that attempt to exploit people who worry about the swine flu. Some of the e-mails try to lure people into buying medicine like Tamiflu® for treatment of the flu, while other e-mails spread computer programs that could damage your computer ('malware').
McAfee Avert Labs Blog, "Looking at Swine Flu Spam Globally", 29 April 2009 by David Marcus, http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/
The Danish Medicines Agency warns against buying Tamiflu® and Relenza® via the internet.
The Danish Medicines Agency warns strongly against offers to buy medicine such as Tamiflu® or Relenza® distributed by spam e-mails. Previous experience show that the product being offered is very rarely genuine. In the best case scenario, such medicine has no effect. In the worst case scenario, it may contain substances that are outright damaging.
Find more information about Tamiflu® in the factbox to the right.
Danish Medicines Agency, 4 May 2009