back to article Scareware scams ride the back of killer whale tragedy

Supposed footage of Wednesday's fatal Sea World killer whale attack in Florida actually points at sites distributing scareware. Dawn Brancheau, 40, a trainer at Sea World in Orlando, lost her life yesterday after a killer whale attack. Miscreants have wasted no time is exploiting the tragedy, as so many before it, by setting up …

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Anonymous Coward

So?

Anyone who goes looking for a video of a person being killed deserves a lot more than a few bit of malware.

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Grenade

But I miss Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Besides, carnage is more arousing than porn.

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Paris Hilton

Wild...

You need to find better porn...

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Why can't we have some good news stories that install virus on our computers for a change?

"Bird Flu Mutates Into Legal High"

"Cadbury Launches Chocolate with Anti-Fat, Actually Causes Weight Loss"

"Wimbledon to Allow Players' Shorts, Skirts, To Be 2 Inches Shorter"

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Unhappy

Not the first time

Having a QI kind of moment:

Despite the name there are no verified reports of a Killer Whale deliberately killing a human in the wild (Yeah, Yeah, Kayakers may have come too close in the wild, and be hit (accidentally) or caught in the turbulence as the Orca dived / breached. In captivity however... This is the fourth report I've heard of: This whale has actually killed before, in Canada.

At least one of the other killings was (anecdotally) following a "rehearsal": One whale breaching in the back (larger, non display) tank and landing on another. This is not natural behaviour.

It would be interesting to know if any "rehearsal" took place for this, and whether anything in the whales training / husbandry / daily interactions with Mrs Brancheau had caused it to develop animosity towards her.

These magnificent creatures are Intelligent: They can plan; they can also abort pregnancies spontaneously if they percieve the tank to be too crowded: They can also choose an Orca to commit suicide (not the correct word) if another adult is added to an already crowded tank.

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Anonymous Coward

Maybe I'm just confused,

but I would have thought it was evil to leave those kinds of results in your search engine.

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