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Facebook pages of Hun Many hacked

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Ruling CPP lawmaker Hun Many. Supplied

The official Facebook pages of CPP lawmaker Hun Many have been hacked after many attempts to take over the pages over the past few days. According to a statement from his secretariat on Wednesday, the Facebook pages named Mani Hun and Hun Many were hacked on Wednesday and were yesterday controlled by the hackers.

The statement added the hackers had tried to take over the pages many times over the past several days.

Mr Many is a lawmaker for Kampong Speu province and president of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia.

The Prime Minister’s son has more than 160,000 followers on Facebook.

Ruling CPP lawmaker Hun Many. Supplied

However, his pages have been disabled since yesterday after some posts attacking him were shared.

He has filed a complaint with the Interior Ministry’s anti-cybercrime department, asking them to investigate and try to get the accounts back.

Police confirmed they were working on the issue and had contacted Facebook to resolve it.

Mr Many called on his supporters and Facebook users to be careful and to consider any posts from the accounts as fake news that had been created by the hackers.

Many Facebook accounts, including those of government members, senior officials and media outlets, have been hacked and used to attack the government and create fake news.

In November, the Facebook pages of Fresh News and Fresh News TV were hacked by an unknown group who posted that Prime Minister Hun Sen had been murdered by one of his bodyguards.

An official from the Post and Telecommunications Ministry, who requested anonymity, said Facebook’s weak point was not being able to ensure security for its users and having hacked accounts that are used for the wrong purpose.

The official said not only Facebook accounts of leaders and politicians had been hacked, but many Facebook users have had the same experience.

“It is insecure for millions of Facebook users who share their privacy and communicate on social media, but their information gets revealed or used in the wrong way and causes some problems for them,” the official said.

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