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MH17 plane crash victims exploited on Facebook

A number of Facebook pages using the names and photos of Malaysian Airlines MH17 victims were set up following the disaster in July 2014. The Facebook sites contained a link purporting to be a video of the plane crash over Ukraine but actually linked to goalshighlights.com, a website which appeared to promote soccer highlights and other events. Private investigator Ken Gamble traced the domain to a server in the Netherlands and, as he explained to the Daily Mail, the website appeared to have been hacked in order to divert to adult websites and others selling counterfeit drugs. He added that the websites to which goalshighlights.com diverted also contained malicious files that could infect a user’s computer. The website was later shut down.

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