Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan authorities block hundreds of defamatory Facebook accounts
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 09:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have blocked hundreds of defamatory Facebook accounts in the country, a computer security official said.

Senior Information Security Engineer of the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) Roshan Chandragupta told the media that over 300 Facebook accounts that were used to embarrass and harm the reputation of numerous people have been blocked by them.

He said the SLCERT had received complaints about hundreds of Facebook accounts and over 300 accounts were blocked as a result of investigations carried out on those complaints.

According to SLCERT, most of the complaints were made by students and artists about fake Facebook accounts that have been created using their photographs.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Detention of Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea not unlawful, Australian court rules
-- [6 minutes ago]
National Executive Council of Sri Lanka to appoint special unit to investigate attacks on media
-- [1 hour and 44 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Bribery Commission receives over 100 complaints of corruption following the Presidential election
-- [1 hour and 52 minutes ago]
Chief Justice of Sri Lanka informed that his position is illegal
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's government coalition reaches agreement on constitutional proposals
-- [2 hours ago]
Former Sri Lankan president says media blitz to vilify him
All ranks, privileges and pension restored for former Sri Lanka Army commander
Sri Lanka Telecom to offer CYREN cybersecurity solution
No change in Sri Lanka's liberal market policies with India, Minister assures
Six new provincial governors sworn in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.