Malaysian Flight MH 370 went missing early morning on March 8. The flight with 239 people on the board left Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 A.M. and was to land in Beijing at 6.30 A.M. the same day. The plane’s radar signal was lost at 1:40 A.M. when it was flying over the Ho Chi Minh City air traffic control area in Vietnam and contact with the plane was disconnected.
It was initially thought that the plane had crashed into the sea off Vietnam and hopes of locating it raised after two oil slicks were reported from the area. It turned out to be a false alarm. Then, there were reports that the plane could have actually turned back and ditched in the Strait of Malacca, almost diametrically opposite to its scheduled flight path. The area was subsequently expanded west into the Andaman Sea and possibly to the Indian coast.
Investigation by Malaysian Navy and other country’s researchers is continued but no clue is found yet regarding to the final position of the Flight MH370.
Now on Social Media like Facebook and Twitter many of the posts are embedded with catchy phrases like "Breaking", "Shocking Video" and "People found alive". Links posted on Facebook point to a video of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. These fake ‘breaking news’ clips, which falsely claim the missing plane MH 370 has been found in Bermuda Triangle! 50 Passengers alive! Breaking news video footage of this miracle just released on CNN! These are fake and false news.
Reality of these Posts: In March 2014, Facebook users begin seeing posts that featured a snapshot of an airliner afloat in water with a caption describing it as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, supposedly "found in [the] Bermuda Triangle" with "Passengers alive!"
These come-ons typically included titillating tag lines such as "Breaking news video footage of this miracle just released on CNN!" to entice Facebook users to click on hyperlinks in expectation of viewing video footage of this enthralling news story.
There was no such video to be seen, however. Users who did click through on such links were taken to a faux Facebook page which eventually led them down the trail of the usual survey scam, directing them to "like" or "share" links with their Facebook friends and complete online surveys, all with the goal of getting them to enrich scammers by disclosing sensitive personal information, spreading malware, buying products, and signing up for costly, difficult-to-cancel services.The image accompanying such posts actually shows a Lion Air Boeing 737 airliner that careered off a runway and crashed into the sea in Bali in April 2013 (with no fatalities).