Facebook, trolls, temples and death threats

Thanks to those of you who have dropped me a line in the last week or so following this story on The Register, “Facebook Troll sends mob against Cluley.”

As the news story explains, some pumpkin-brain on Facebook thought it would be a good idea to create some controversial groups on the social-networking website and feed the flames by posting some inflammatory language.  So far, so normal.  But what this chap also did was decide to take one of my photographs and use it as his profile picture.

Inevitably, someone on Facebook recognised my picture, put two and two together, made five, and announced that I must be the person posting the nonsense onto the website.  Furthermore, encouragements were posted to bombard both my own work email address and other email addresses at…

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, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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