Cybercriminals exploit swine flu fears with spam e-mails

Posted: May 6, 2009 in Tech

Security software maker McAfee reported that spammers and cybercriminals are exploiting fears over swine flu to peddle counterfeit drugs and steal credit card details.

Millions of spam e-mails are flooding the internet, sending recipients to fake online pharmacies or enticing users to click on links leading to malicious software.

All internet security firms recommend that users should never click on links inside emails from unknown sources and spam messages should always be deleted without opening.

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