Every year, more and more Poles discover the advantages of the Internet as a source of information on products and the place of purchase at a good price. This has not escaped criminals, looking for places where the potential victims will find the easiest place.
A study conducted by G Data Security Labs revealed what the subject matter of websites makes them the most commonly chosen by criminals for the purpose.
What does this mean for a regular internet user?
In the search for attractive offers of medicines or health advice, special care should be taken, because in the course of such searches, the most was 26.6 percent. With all infections of computers and mobile devices.
These were both fake pharmacies and fake websites containing health tips. It only took one visit on this site to download malicious code.
"Nowadays, websites are becoming the primary medium for distributing malware. Even a one-time visit to this site leads to system infection. Currently, cybercriminals are increasingly interested in health care because they count on high profits, "explains Eddy Willems, Security Evangelist at G DATA.
7 tips for people buying drugs in online pharmacies
- Install antivirus software.
The user should be based on current and comprehensive protection, including high-end malware protection and real-time protection, firewall, anti-spam filter.
- Remember system updates.
Be aware of counterfeits.
If the drug is offered at a very low price, there is a risk that we are dealing with a counterfeit that will not help the patient and may even prove hazardous to health. Any deals that seem too good to be true, should be treated very carefully. In case of serious doubts, look for another offer.
- Visit e-shops established reputation.
It is best to shop on sites that have good reviews among Internet users. You must also closely follow the terms of purchase, shipping, warranty, etc. Any additional fees should be transparent.
- Pay attention to browser messages.