Don’t buy drugs online, don’t put your health at risk

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I posted earlier today about the millions of dollars that hackers are making promoting pharmaceutical websites.

Aside from the risk that, if you buy medication from a fake pharmaceutical website, you are handing them your credit card information – you are also potentially putting your life at risk.

Pfizer has recently released data revealing that more than one in seven British adults has admitted bypassing the healthcare system to get hold of prescription only medicine without a prescription. What’s worrying about this figure is that 50-90% of medications sold through unregulated websites are counterfeit – which could mean you are seriously endangering your health.

To raise awareness about the problem, Pfizer has produced a…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.