New York Website Development Company Says Hackers Are Exploiting Killer Whale Attack to Spread Malware

Manhattan Internet marketing firm says that malware lurks behind websites that claim to have video footage of the recent attack.

According to Peter Crisafi, Vice President of dzine it, Inc., a leading New York website development and Internet marketing firm that offers targeted search engine optimization (SEO) services to clients around the world, hackers are now exploiting a growing interest in the death of Sea World animal trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed after being attacked by a killer whale.

“Countless Internet users are searching the web for photographs and videos of the attack that led to Brancheau’s death, which happened recently during a public show at Sea World, in Orlando, Florida,” says Crisafi. “However, by using search engine optimization techniques, hackers are creating websites that are stuffed with content that appears to feature video footage of the animal trainer's death, but are actually designed to infect the computers of those visiting the website.”

According to Crisafi, this horrible death is currently one of the hottest searches on the Internet and the malicious pages are appearing at the top of the major search engines.

“When users click on the links, are pop-up warning appears telling users about security issues associated with the computer,” says Crisafi. “These warnings are false and are designed to trick users into downloading dangerous software or handing over credit card details."

Crisafi says that this sort of malware, also known as “scareware” are becoming increasingly common among cybercriminals. The same tactic was used following the high-profile deaths of Natasha Richardson and Patrick Swayze and after news of the iPad was made public.

“Users are advised to be cautious about the links they click on,” says Crsiafi, “and told to ensure that they are using up-to-date anti-virus protection on their computers.”

Established in 2003, dzine it, inc. is a leader in Custom web development, programming and design solutions for small and large business, agencies. The company offers a wide range of business-centered visual communication solutions, including web-based content management, web design, graphic design, custom web software applications, ethical white hat search engine optimization (Organic SEO), Video Encoding, and print media solutions. For more information, call 718.336.2660 or visit

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