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#Spam

# spam - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post
# Turkish Retweets
# Turkish Retweets

Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post

May 18th 2022, 10:33 PM 30,711 Views 23 Comments

A tweet from the health minister yesterday racked up hundreds of retweets from accounts that appeared to be based in Turkey.

# spam - Friday 1 March, 2019

Courts issue warning over fake email about jury duty
# Spam
# Spam

Courts issue warning over fake email about jury duty

Mar 1st 2019, 2:47 PM 18,021 Views 5 Comments

The email, which has been reported to the Courts Service of Ireland, has a subject line about jury summons and a reference number.

# spam - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Porn bots briefly took over the Disclosures Tribunal on Twitter this week
# Spam
# Spam

Porn bots briefly took over the Disclosures Tribunal on Twitter this week

Jan 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,853 Views 29 Comments

People looking to search for the latest news about the Disclosures Tribunal were spammed with the bots on Monday.

# spam - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Facebook launches fake news clampdown
# Gonna Love It
# Gonna Love It

Facebook launches fake news clampdown

Apr 13th 2017, 9:00 AM 11,105 Views 67 Comments

The social network will use new measures to tackle spam, misinformation and deceptive content.

# spam - Monday 28 November, 2016

Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts
# Marketing
# Marketing

Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts

Nov 28th 2016, 6:36 PM 14,228 Views 4 Comments

The companies have been ordered to pay prosecution costs and donate varying sums to charity.

# spam - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Commissioner's email scandal highlights 'dinosaur-like' garda IT system
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

Commissioner's email scandal highlights 'dinosaur-like' garda IT system

Nov 26th 2016, 7:05 AM 8,081 Views 19 Comments

While the discussion this week focused on security, gardaí want to know when the force will be equipped to police a 21st century Ireland.

# spam - Monday 1 August, 2016

Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"
# Fresh Water Phishing
# Fresh Water Phishing

Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"

Aug 1st 2016, 6:04 PM 24,785 Views 45 Comments

If you receive a suspicious mail like this, it’s recommended you check the sender and don’t click on any links.

# spam - Monday 30 May, 2016

If you get an email saying you've been fined for missing jury duty don't open it
# Spam
# Spam

If you get an email saying you've been fined for missing jury duty don't open it

May 30th 2016, 2:30 PM 20,570 Views 22 Comments

The email has been reported to gardaí.

# spam - Monday 7 September, 2015

People are loving the guy's ingenious way of beating spam email
# Beat The Spam
From The Daily Edge
# Beat The Spam

People are loving the guy's ingenious way of beating spam email

Sep 7th 2015, 7:45 AM 4,652 Views 3 Comments

Bravo, sir.

# spam - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance
# Canned
# Canned

The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance

Aug 25th 2015, 2:21 PM 24,843 Views 27 Comments

A Las Vegas man who sent more than 27 million Facebook messages is facing jail time

# spam - Monday 24 August, 2015

Received an email promising a tax refund? It's probably a scam
# Mark As Spam
# Mark As Spam

Received an email promising a tax refund? It's probably a scam

Aug 24th 2015, 3:39 PM 9,670 Views 9 Comments

Some people may have been duped into sharing their credit card details.

# spam - Saturday 8 August, 2015

A lone hacker is earning up to €91,000 per month just by sending emails
# Be Careful
# Be Careful

A lone hacker is earning up to €91,000 per month just by sending emails

Aug 8th 2015, 10:00 AM 32,576 Views 37 Comments

And he may not even have great computer skills.

# spam - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Today FM website and Twitter account have gone berserk with rogue horses
# Neigh Idea
From The Daily Edge
# Neigh Idea

Today FM website and Twitter account have gone berserk with rogue horses

Mar 25th 2015, 9:29 AM 2,713 Views 0 Comments

What gives?

# spam - Friday 19 December, 2014

Here's why everyone is losing tons of Instagram followers today
# Instagram Rapture
From The Daily Edge
# Instagram Rapture

Here's why everyone is losing tons of Instagram followers today

Dec 19th 2014, 4:54 PM 4,256 Views 1 Comment

People are REALLY mad about it.

# spam - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Fine Gael: We don't buy Facebook 'likes'
# Spam
# Spam

Fine Gael: We don't buy Facebook 'likes'

Oct 16th 2014, 9:48 AM 13,661 Views 73 Comments

The party says its Budget Q&A was spammed with thousands of inauthentic ‘likes’.

# spam - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The chances of you following a bot account on Twitter is higher than you think
# Automated Response
# Automated Response

The chances of you following a bot account on Twitter is higher than you think

Aug 12th 2014, 10:38 AM 7,327 Views 7 Comments

Although most of them do serve a purpose.

# spam - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Lots of Irish people are getting spammed with Harry Potter quotes... and here's why
# Spam
From The Daily Edge
# Spam

Lots of Irish people are getting spammed with Harry Potter quotes... and here's why

Jun 25th 2014, 4:00 PM 29,935 Views 7 Comments

“Sirius disappeared from Harry’s side YOU HAVE A NEW PRIVATE MESSAGE”. Sound familiar?

# spam - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

James Blunt accidentally emailed everyone in the UK
# Blunt Instrument
From The Daily Edge
# Blunt Instrument

James Blunt accidentally emailed everyone in the UK

Jul 30th 2013, 11:30 AM 6,062 Views 9 Comments

The troubadour has apologised for sending his new single to millions of surprised recipients.

# spam - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Conman convicted over inheritance email scheme
# Internet Scam
# Internet Scam

Conman convicted over inheritance email scheme

Dec 4th 2012, 3:14 PM 6,858 Views 29 Comments

A number of victims in the UK, US, Germany and Australia were scammed out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

# spam - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Death of computer network which sent out 18 per cent of world's spam
# So Long Spam
# So Long Spam

Death of computer network which sent out 18 per cent of world's spam

Jul 19th 2012, 3:22 PM 10,818 Views 6 Comments

A collaborative effort has seen the shutdown of the third largest spam botnet in the world.

# spam - Friday 28 October, 2011

Facebook adds “trusted friends” security feature
# Guardian Angels
# Guardian Angels

Facebook adds “trusted friends” security feature

Oct 28th 2011, 8:00 AM 682 Views 5 Comments

Who do you trust the most? Facebook wants to know so you can keep your account safe.

# spam - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Meet the Facebook 'Spam King' who sent 27 million spam messages
# Facebook Spammer
# Facebook Spammer

Meet the Facebook 'Spam King' who sent 27 million spam messages

Aug 6th 2011, 9:36 AM 1,763 Views 15 Comments

Sanford Wallace faces federal charges and could go to prison for more than 40 years.

# spam - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

# spam - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Russia's 'spam kingpin' goes missing - and junk falls 20% in a month
# Junk Email
From The Daily Edge
# Junk Email

Russia's 'spam kingpin' goes missing - and junk falls 20% in a month

Oct 27th 2010, 11:24 AM 341 Views 0 Comments

Emails selling ‘V1agra’ and ‘h0t w0m3n’ fall by 20% in a month after a leading professional spammer goes on the run.