You still don't have a proper understanding of zoom. So you have to learn a lot about this technology. I will bring you a package that does not cut too much data. Tell me more about it and give me your private phone number. ” He has been sharing various videos and photos on students' WhatsApps frequently, saying that they should learn more about zoom technology and develop positive attitudes.
The students would never have doubted that they would get help from such a person. The mobile phone dealer, who is gradually becoming more and more accustomed to students, later made a wonderful suggestion to these students.
"Take photos of you being free and WhatsApp me. I will help you learn more. I'll get the Fry Package. ” He was arrested by the Matara Children and Women's Bureau following a complaint lodged by the principal of the school against the 28-year-old man who had taken the lives of young girls who did not know much about online methods and technology. .
This is just one of the many incidents reported on the internet and social media in recent days. A look at such incidents reveals that the internet and social media are directly and indirectly linked to the wave of incidents of abuse, corruption and fraud being reported.
This is what the officers of the Computer Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department told us about the increasing involvement of child abuse, various forms of abuse, violence and fraud on social media.
“We have received 1578 complaints regarding incidents of misuse of social media in the last two months. With the spread of Kovid, the Internet and social networks, the number of users and the number of times increased significantly. At the same time the number of complaints regarding illegal activities, crimes and abuses taking place through social media has increased. We still receive between twenty and thirty complaints a day about each type of crime. ”
According to the officials, more than XNUMX complaints are received every month regarding crimes committed through social media and the internet.
Although the Criminal Investigation Department's computer crime unit is taking legal action against such activities on social media and the internet, the Computer Emergency Response Forum has carried out such activities in the past few years. Ravindu Meegasmulla, Information Security Engineer of the institute said.
"Usually, online crime is on the rise. Fraud and corruption on Facebook, WhatsApp and emails have increased. In 2009 we reported about 96 incidents of social media and internet abuse. It has increased to 2010 in 150. By 2015 2904 complaints were reported. Last year (2020) the number of complaints increased to 3560. These include pornography, photo theft, data theft, hacking into social media accounts, and insults. It's mostly through Facebook, websites and messengers. ”
An examination of the data submitted by him reveals that the number of complaints received regarding the misuse of the internet and social media has increased rapidly since 2009.
Under the guise of the Kovid epidemic, many epidemics have been perpetrated on the Internet and social media by prostitutes. While the Internet and social media can be used for the betterment of a country's communication, social, economic, religious, political, etc., it is a question of whether they are being used for the destruction of themselves as well as others and the country out of ignorance or deliberately.
Ashoka Dharmasena, Director of the Computer Crime Investigation Unit of the CID, told us that a number of crimes have been committed through the misuse of social media and the internet and that steps are being taken to investigate and take legal action against them. According to the department, some of the incidents received by the Computer Crime Investigation Unit in connection with the misuse of social networks and the Internet are as serious as serious crimes. Although it is not possible to provide detailed information on such incidents to the officials of the relevant department due to certain institutional and legal policies, we would like to summarize the facts provided by them for the public good.
- Zooms in on teachers and kids
Nude photos ”With the Kovid epidemic, children as well as teachers continued to use Zoom technology in the teaching and learning process. Also, many people do their daily chores online from home. Usually when there is a zoom meeting the password and ID number are given to the relevant members in advance. Although some people do not apply to get this information, they get involved in zoom discussions and behave in an unnecessary manner. Showing nude scenes. ” These days you have to be more careful when dealing with zoom technology. The Director emphasizes that especially young people, school children and teachers should be vigilant in this regard. Although zoom technology was unfamiliar to many in the early days, it has now become commonplace to conduct lectures and discussions through that methodology. But as technology generalizes, so do its users, so such methods should be used with caution.
- Make Money on the Web
From time to time, foreigners came to Sri Lanka and reported on money laundering through social media. The CID has received information that large scale money laundering is taking place through emails, WhatsApp and Facebook these days and that a group of Nigerians and Sri Lankans are engaged in large scale money laundering by deceiving helpless people. It has been reported that a group of Nigerians who have come to Sri Lanka are committing this large scale fraud. After many searches, a group of helpless people gather and give them some money and get the ID number and buy a SIM card. Also opening bank accounts. Then start a fake courier service. In the meanwhile another group contacts several people through Facebook and develops friendships with them. He says he wants to help countries like Sri Lanka by showing that he is very rich and intelligent. Little by little he wins people's hearts by saying that he wants to give a gift for a loved one. They then obtain personal information claiming to be a lottery win or a donation. If the government intervenes in this matter a large amount of tax will be levied and the relevant parcels will be sent to the private address. But with the money deposited, those people disappear. That given phone number is not working. So far we have received information about several such frauds. ” This is the latest story of money laundering on the internet and social media. Police urge the public to be aware of those who come as philanthropists or friends and try to extort gifts and money, and to provide information about such individuals to the police or the CID's computer investigation unit.
- Pornography through social media
The exchange has become a wave, often involving the exchange of sex scenes through face book and messenger, showing and intimidating and threatening. Otherwise, they will distort and exchange photos of their boyfriend or girlfriend to cover up the hatred that arises after the break up of the relationship. Similarly, the sale of women and children for sex and slave labor is a common occurrence on social media. "It's a crime to have sex scenes and to share them. Holding nude photos of oneself or another person, sharing them on the web and social media, making and selling pornographic videos are all considered serious offenses punishable by law, ”said Ajith Rohana, Senior DIG, Police Media Spokesman. says.
- Beware of your Facebook and WhatsApp. These hackers even steal the personal data of some public institutions. Such hacking can lead to large-scale money laundering. There is also the possibility of inciting terrorism and racism. ” In particular, do not give out your password. Those who do not know how to make it as unpredictable as possible should avoid adding it to their account. It is important to understand that there are risks involved in posting pictures for public viewing as well as in using your password for unknown websites. In the last two months alone, there have been 195 complaints of unauthorized access to social media accounts, data alterations and thefts, according to the Director of the Computer Crime Investigation Unit.
- The best way to sling mud is to use social media to insult people for various reasons and to publish information in a way that destroys their characters. Such insults can lead to the breakdown of national unity, religious conflicts and disruption to the national security of the country. There are also reports of children and women committing suicide by the youth who could not bear such insults. “Social media is something that can have dire consequences if not used carefully. Social media has the potential to destroy one's own life as well as the lives of others and this country. Therefore, we constantly inform the public to be aware of this when using social media. At the same time, young people, especially women and children, are more likely to be victims of abuse and fraud. So when dealing with the internet or Facebook or other social media, you need to think twice before trusting strangers. The best decision is to report any harm to someone close to you or to the nearest police station, Women and Child Protection Authority or the Computer Crime Investigation Unit, such as the Criminal Investigation Department. ” According to sections 1983 to 22 of the Computer Crimes Act No. 2007 of 28, Sections 3 to 13 of the Penal Code, there is a possibility of prosecuting criminals through social media for crimes committed through the internet and social media. The Investigation Unit points out. Accordingly, they will be produced in court, fined and punished, and if obscene publications, photographs, etc. are published, they will be removed. All social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger should be used with self-censorship. These can be used for good as well as bad. With the Kovid epidemic, social media provided an opportunity for people to achieve many things such as education, religion, communication and culture. As a society in a country progresses, so does technology. Then new discoveries and inventions are born. The Internet, Facebook and other social networking sites are the result of the gradual development of society. There are many things to be aware of when using these. Adults should regulate young children as well as students. All young people should be aware of the nature of social networks. Otherwise, the Internet can wreak havoc on your life, as well as the lives of your children and loved ones.
Excerpt from Divaina newspaper