How to deal with an internet troll

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

British comedian Dom Joly has contacted the police, after an internet troll made abusive comments about his children via Twitter.

The star of “Trigger Happy TV” was upset that a Twitter user called @deathtojolykids sent a string of offensive messages, including ones hoping that the comic’s children got cancer.

Joly managed to get the Twitter account suspended, and filed a complaint with his local police force asking them to investigate.

Earlier this week, in a separate incident, a man was jailed by a British court for 18 weeks for leaving hurtful messages on Facebook and YouTube memorial sites.

25-year-old Sean Duffy, was imprisoned after pleading guilty to two counts of…

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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.

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