Facebook abuse on the rise
A spokesman for Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT)
said they have received over 350 complaints within the past five months
regarding various illegal acts carried out by persons using the social
networking website, Facebook.
The majority of complaints are regarding fake Facebook accounts. Fake
Facebook accounts are made by persons while using others' information
without their knowledge. It has become a threat to society, he said.
SLCERT had deactivated most fake Facebook accounts after clarifying
the identification of those persons, the spokesman said. Complaints are
also made regarding the hacking of passwords. Some tend to hack others
passwords and try to get a ransom, he said. All measures have been taken
to cancel these fake accounts, the spokesman said.
Complaints can be made to the Criminal Investigation Department, he
Complaints have also been received of scams and frauds carried out
with the use of the Facebook website.