“As governments are preparing to roll out vaccines, criminal organizations are planning to infiltrate or disrupt supply chains,” Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock said.
The organization warned that the sphere of the vaccines’ supply might face theft, forgery of documents, and false advertising of fake vaccines. The authorities should be ready to fight against this criminal activity.
“Criminal networks will also be targeting unsuspecting members of the public via fake websites and false cures, which could pose a significant risk to their health, even their lives,” Stock stated.
According to him, the restoration of international traveling will also enable the broad turnover of unauthorized and falsified tests for Covid-19.
Besides the risks tied with the order of potentially dangerous for live products, the analysis held by Interpol’s cybercrimes department showed that 1,700 out of 3,000 websites tied with online drug stores suspected in the sale of illegal drugs and medical equipment have cyber threats, especially malware for fishing and spam.
Interpol will send the law enforcement bodies of 194 countries-members the notification about the necessity to prepare for the increase of organized crime both online and offline.
As we reported, the UK approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine against coronavirus next week. Britain has ordered 40 million doses of Pfizer vaccine for the vaccination of 20 million of the population. Soon, about 10 million doses will be supplied to the country, while the first 800,000 doses will arrive in the country in the next few days.