Green Party accused of sending spam

Graham Cluley

The Green Party in Ireland has been forced into making an embarrassing apology, after it was revealed that it had sent unsolicited emails promoting a viral video competition to technology bloggers.

The ecologically-minded political party has good reason for having red faces over the incident which has enraged some of the email’s recipients.

That’s because one of the Green Party’s own politicians, Eamon Ryan, is also the Minister for Communications who successfully pushed anti-spam legislation through the Irish Parliament just a few weeks ago.

According to media reports, the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.