It's not new to see cyber criminals taking advantage of any buzz around the Internet to spread their malware. Most of the times vulnerable users fall prey and get their emails, social network accounts etc compromised. Recently, we've seen The Hacker News reporting such a leak:
Today, cyber criminals have started targeting people with fake news pertaining to the AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing on Sunday 28 December 2014. Again as reported by The Hacker News, posts have been spotted circulating with the title "Missing AirAsia flight QZ850 has been found and that all its passengers are safe and alive".
Folks, before clicking on any such "news link" make sure to see if the website address corresponds to a trustworthy media channel. If you can't make out much from the website address, then have a look at major news websites if anything as such has been reported.
Don't click on anything and everything, stay safe!