Sorry, there isn’t a reward

Apologies to those of you who have heard enough already about the rumpus over my name being misused on Facebook.

Further to my appearance on the Richard & Judy TV show, some Facebookers are starting a rumour that I have offered a £5000 reward for the identification of the pumpkin-head who tried to defame me on Facebook.

A message to those who are believing this nonsense. If that was truly the case, don’t you think I would have mentioned it up here on my blog or on

It seems people will believe anything if it is in a nicely-proportioned font.

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.