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|Facebook Complaints Increase in Sri Lanka|
More than 1,100 Facebook related incidents have been recorded in Sri Lanka so far this year and they have almost doubled compared to the previous year, according to Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT).
SLCERT, Media Spokesman Senior Security Engineer Roshan Chandragupta yesterday told that the number of Facebook related incidents recorded for the whole of last year was only 1,200. SLCERT had received 1,040 and 1,150 complaints regarding Facebook for the years 2011 and 2012 respectively. In 2011, it was 1,800.
Chandragupta said that over 80 percent of complaints were about fake Facebook profiles while others were about accounts being hacked.
He said that necessary measures had been taken to suspend the false Facebook accounts, based on the complaints received.
"Creating fake accounts and hacking are clear violations of the Facebook usage terms. This could be directly reported via Facebook to deactivate or remove the accounts," Chandraguptha said, adding that in Sri Lanka if a Facebook account was hacked it was a violation of Computer Crimes Act of 2006.