Malaysian mobile firm pays tribute to MH17 flight victims through memorial app

Just Mobile Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based IT and mobile technology firm, has updated its eMemorial Facebook app to include separate pages for each of the 298 people who lost their lives in the MH17 flight to Kuala Lumpur, which was shot down over Ukrainian airspace last week.

The eMemorial app, currently in beta, allows people to post memorials “to remember loved ones and share their legacy and life with the rest of [their] Facebook friends”, yet also features memorial pages to celebrities, from as recent as British tennis star Elena Baltacha, who died aged 30 in May, to Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, who died in 1994.

Not all entries for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur have been filled completely, however Just Mobile adds that it’s an ongoing process as more information is revealed about those who perished.

Just Mobile performed a similar exercise with the missing MH370 flight, of which 239 people were on board.

“The management of Just Mobile would like to express their deepest sympathies and condolences to the friends and families of those lost in the tragedy,” the company said in a statement.

The management of Just Mobile would like to express their deepest sympathies and condolences to the friends and families of those lost in the tragedy

Elsewhere, security experts TrendMicro have warned of a series of malicious tweets and Facebook posts which lead to spam and malware infection.

“As with past incidents, cybercriminals are quick to take advantage,” the company wrote in a blog post, summarising that the URLs linked to in the tweets, verified to be webhosting in the US, aimed to add hits to blog posts, while other malicious domains compromise users’ security.

“Cybercriminals always ride the bandwagon of tragic news and incidents,” the bloggers wrote. “Users are highly recommended to remain vigilant for threats that could leverage this news.”

It’s not all bad news, however. Sunderland football fans, after news arrived that two British victims of the doomed MH17 flight were fans of bitter rivals Newcastle, set up a donations page to raise £100 in their memory.

The current total stands at over £25,000 with the money going to cancer charities, it was announced today.

Find out more about the eMemorial app here.

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