Friday, April 29, 2011

Gang-raped after meeting Facebook pal

A 14-year-old girl who met a friend she knew through Facebook ended up being gang-raped by nine people.

Tamil Nesan reported that the teenager, who lives in a flat in Pantai Dalam, Kuala Lumpur, slipped out to see the friend without her parents' knowledge last Saturday.

After they met up, they decided to go to someone's house in Cheras with another guy who drove them there.

Three men were waiting for them at the house.

One of them hugged and kissed the girl as she entered the house but she pushed him away. However, he forced himself on her and raped her.

He then called four other friends and all of them took turns to rape the girl throughout the day.

Subsequently, they took her for dinner at a restaurant. The girl took the chance to escape.

So far, police have rounded up eight suspects.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Student Extorted On Facebook

Medical student Dorothy (not her real name) had clicked on a Facebook user's link to vote in a competition.

It was a simple procedure, but little did she realise that she had inadvertently allowed her account to be hacked.

Dorothy, 20, said she thought nothing of it since the Facebook link was sent by a friend.

But when she clicked on it on March 24, she received a message, allegedly from the hacker, saying that he would hack into her Facebook account unless she paid him RM200.

“I was shocked when the person, who goes by the name Rao, said that he was not a friend but a hacker,” she said.

Dorothy said the hacker had given her a mobile phone number and also a bank account number.

Rao had also changed all her e-mail account passwords when she refused to give in.

He also threatened that he would create and post fake nude pictures of her on her Facebook account.

“I deleted all my pictures in my Facebook and even changed my name and thought it would be the end of it, but he still managed to upload my picture onto my Facebook account and revert it to my real name,” she said.

Dorothy also managed to trace a photograph of the suspect based on the suspect's mobile phone number.

She lodged a police report in Pengkalan Chepa in Kelantan on March 26, but was told to wait until the next day for a statement to be taken.

MCA Public Services and Com-plaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong, who highlighted the case yesterday, said that the department had received nine similar complaints last year and four cases were reported to him this year, including Dorothy's case.

He said of the nine cases last year, four of the victims received threats to put their nude pictures online.

“In Dorothy's case, she did not pose for any nude pictures,” he said.

Chong advised youths to be careful in using Facebook.

“You should inform your parents and not be afraid to make a report to the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

“Don't handle this alone,” he added - The Star