Caution should be used by those trying to keep up with news on missing flight MH370, as cyber criminals take advantage of the worldwide attention on the event.
A file has been spotted by security experts that is disguised as a video. When clicked, the file proceeds to collect the user’s data such as IP address.
Another scam works by enticing Facebook users to click a link that reads “(BREAKING NEWS) Malaysia Plane Crash into Vietnam Sea MH370 Malaysia Airlines is found!” When the link is clicked, the user is taken to a webpage that requires the page to be shared on social media before the video will play. This is obviously put in place so that the video will reach a wider network of people. Once shared, the page asks you to take a test to ‘verify your age’. This test is actually a survey, which is the entire purpose of the scam.
As always, it is recommended to use reputable news sites for your information. Flight MH370 is still missing, and the search continues.