Titolo:  PharmaGuard: Automatic identification of illegal search-indexed online pharmacies
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Data di pubblicazione:  2015
Autori:  Corona I; Contini M; Ariu D; Giacinto G; Roli F; Lund M; Marinelli G
Presenza coautori internazionali: 
Lingua:  Inglese
Titolo del libro:  Cybernetics (CYBCONF), 2015 IEEE 2nd International Conference on
ISBN:  978-1-4799-8322-3
978-1-4799-8322-3
Editore:  IEEE
Pagina iniziale:  324
Pagina finale:  329
Numero di pagine:  6
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):  http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CYBConf.2015.7175954
Codice identificativo Scopus:  2-s2.0-84947996088
Codice identificativo ISI:  WOS:000373207200057
Revisione (peer review):  Esperti anonimi
Nome del convegno:  Cybernetics (CYBCONF), 2015
Periodo del convegno:  24-26 June 2015
Luogo del convegno:  Gdynia
Abstract:  We present PharmaGuard, a novel system for the automatic discovery of illegal online pharmacies, aimed at assisting law-enforcement toward their early identification, blacklisting and shutdown. Given a previously labelled set of examples, the system is able to learn a profile of (illegal) pharmacies, and then exploit it to discover never-before-seen instances indexed by popular web search engines. Our experiments, performed on webpages found in the wild, indicate that our approach is lightweight, allows for high accuracy and can substantially complement state-of-the-art blacklists. We also present a report on the detected online pharmacies that better highlights the relevance of this threat for Internet users.
Parole Chiave:  Detection of Illegal Pharmacies; Search Engines; Pattern Classification; Human-Machine Interaction
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