Many French people have tried the possibility of obtaining chloroquine on the internet since the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic. It only takes a few clicks to find websites that offer them, as well as drugs based on this molecule. Behind these pages are hidden hackers. As soon as the coronavirus appeared, they set up an international scam. The risk for the victims of these scams is great; they can lose their money, but especially their lives.
In Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin), at the heart of the cybercrime unit, five investigators track these new channels 24 hours a day.
“They are really very strong, they use means, they have time. They are ready to do anything to reach as many victims“, explains an investigator. 70 fraudulent sites were closed by the cell.