CERT receives 1,900 fake social media complaints up to August

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By Chaturanga Samarawickrama  

Nearly 1,900 complaints had been received against social media websites during past eight months, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said yesterday.  


CERT Information Security Engineer Roshan Chandragupta said the 80 percent of the complaints were related to fake Facebook profiles.  


He said Facebook users must take extra precautions to ensure their safety in cyberspace when posting their personal images under the ‘friends only’ category.  


“FB users should keep in mind to add only known people as friends and to avoid accepting unknown friend requests,” Mr. Chandragupta said and added that last year they had received 2,600 complaints on fake 
FB profiles.    

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