CERT observes rapid rise in complaints over Facebook accounts

CERT observes rapid rise in complaints over Facebook accounts

CERT observes rapid rise in complaints over Facebook accounts

Written by Staff Writer

18 Jul, 2016 | 11:41 am

The Computer Emergency Readiness Team of Sri Lanka, or CERT, has said that complaints received by the organisation with regard to Facebook accounts is rising rapidly.

Senior Information Technology Officer at CERT, Roshan Chandragupta said that 1100 such complaints had been received during the course of this year.

Chandragupta said that most complaints were with regard to the creation of fake accounts.

Speaking to News 1st, Chandragupta warns that by only adding people who are known, and making pictures available only for ‘friends’ to view, one can reduce the chances of fake accounts being created, and personal information being accessed.

Chandragupta adds that if a fake account has been created in one’s name, or if one’s pictures are being used without permission, a complaint must be sent to Facebook immediately using one’s genuine account reporting the misdeed.

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