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From TheJournal.ie Courts issue warning over fake email about jury duty Spam

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.

From TheJournal.ie Porn bots briefly took over the Disclosures Tribunal on Twitter this week Spam

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.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches fake news clampdown Gonna Love It

Facebook launches fake news clampdown

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

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts Marketing

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.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner's email scandal highlights 'dinosaur-like' garda IT system Does Not Compute

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.

From TheJournal.ie The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance Canned

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

From TheJournal.ie Received an email promising a tax refund? It's probably a scam Mark As Spam

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A lone hacker is earning up to €91,000 per month just by sending emails Be Careful

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

And he may not even have great computer skills.

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

People are REALLY mad about it.

From TheJournal.ie The chances of you following a bot account on Twitter is higher than you think Automated Response

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.

From TheJournal.ie Conman convicted over inheritance email scheme Internet Scam

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.

From TheJournal.ie Death of computer network which sent out 18 per cent of world's spam So Long Spam

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.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook adds “trusted friends” security feature Guardian Angels

Facebook adds “trusted friends” security feature

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

From TheJournal.ie Meet the Facebook 'Spam King' who sent 27 million spam messages Facebook Spammer

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: the funeral of the late Brian Lenihan; Greece has lowest-rated credit in the world; and what women really want…

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.