Facebook accounts locked in Vietnam
  • By Quoc Phan | | August 12, 2014 08:48 PM

Today, August 12, Facebook suddenly locked the accounts of many users in Vietnam for security reasons.


The move was a surprise to many account-holders, who were sent a message saying that there was suspicious activity detected. "It's likely that your account was compromised as a result of entering your password on a website designed to look like Facebook," read the message.

Those who received the message had to re-enter their private information and create a new password in order to access their accounts. 

One user stated, "I'm surprised. I don't know if this was caused by a hacker or not, but I feel uncomfortable divulging my personal information a second time. I haven't violated any law or the terms and conditions of Facebook, yet my account has been locked."

Another user commented that dozens of her co-workers faced the same problem. Many see it as a glitch, but the actual reasons are unclear at this point. Under normal circumstances a Facebook account can be locked if a particular user has been reported of violating the site's terms, but a blanket closing of accounts appears to many as something more than a minor glitch. 

Reporters are still trying to get in touch with representatives of the firm for an official statement. 

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