The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that a number of sham condolence websites have been set up for the recent Malaysian Airlines tragedy that took place in Ukraine.
When visitors visit the website to leave their condolences for the victims, they are instead inundated with different pop up adverts that are advertising; pornographic websites, get-rich-quick style websites and online gambling.
The scumbags who set up the fake websites earn money by collecting referral revenue for directing traffic to a certain site. The websites themselves may not know about the scheme. Sadly, this type of behaviour is nothing new and often happens after severe tragedies that are reported globally.
It is hoped that the hosts of the websites will act quickly in taking down these hugely insensitive sites.