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# Spam

Last year
Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post
A tweet from the health minister yesterday racked up hundreds of retweets from accounts that appeared to be based in Turkey.
All time
Courts issue warning over fake email about jury duty
The email, which has been reported to the Courts Service of Ireland, has a subject line about jury summons and a reference number.
Porn bots briefly took over the Disclosures Tribunal on Twitter this week
People looking to search for the latest news about the Disclosures Tribunal were spammed with the bots on Monday.
Facebook launches fake news clampdown
The social network will use new measures to tackle spam, misinformation and deceptive content.
Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts
The companies have been ordered to pay prosecution costs and donate varying sums to charity.
Commissioner's email scandal highlights 'dinosaur-like' garda IT system
While the discussion this week focused on security, gardaí want to know when the force will be equipped to police a 21st century Ireland.
Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"
If you receive a suspicious mail like this, it’s recommended you check the sender and don’t click on any links.
If you get an email saying you've been fined for missing jury duty don't open it
The email has been reported to gardaí.
People are loving the guy's ingenious way of beating spam email
Bravo, sir.
The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance
A Las Vegas man who sent more than 27 million Facebook messages is facing jail time
Received an email promising a tax refund? It's probably a scam
Some people may have been duped into sharing their credit card details.
A lone hacker is earning up to €91,000 per month just by sending emails
And he may not even have great computer skills.
Today FM website and Twitter account have gone berserk with rogue horses
What gives?
Here's why everyone is losing tons of Instagram followers today
People are REALLY mad about it.
Fine Gael: We don't buy Facebook 'likes'
The party says its Budget Q&A was spammed with thousands of inauthentic ‘likes’.
The chances of you following a bot account on Twitter is higher than you think
Although most of them do serve a purpose.
Lots of Irish people are getting spammed with Harry Potter quotes... and here's why
“Sirius disappeared from Harry’s side YOU HAVE A NEW PRIVATE MESSAGE”. Sound familiar?
James Blunt accidentally emailed everyone in the UK
The troubadour has apologised for sending his new single to millions of surprised recipients.
Conman convicted over inheritance email scheme
A number of victims in the UK, US, Germany and Australia were scammed out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Death of computer network which sent out 18 per cent of world's spam
A collaborative effort has seen the shutdown of the third largest spam botnet in the world.
Facebook adds “trusted friends” security feature
Who do you trust the most? Facebook wants to know so you can keep your account safe.
Meet the Facebook 'Spam King' who sent 27 million spam messages
Sanford Wallace faces federal charges and could go to prison for more than 40 years.
Russia's 'spam kingpin' goes missing - and junk falls 20% in a month
Emails selling ‘V1agra’ and ‘h0t w0m3n’ fall by 20% in a month after a leading professional spammer goes on the run.