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Irish National Heritage Park: Major Wexford tourist attraction’s Facebook page targeted by ‘porno’ hackers

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The Irish National Heritage Park has sought the assistance of online media regulator Coimisiún na Mean to have the page removed

The Irish National Heritage Park and (inset) some of the spam

The Irish National Heritage Park Facebook page has been targeted by hackers posting “illegal pornographic content”.

The Irish National Heritage Park Facebook page has been targeted by hackers posting “illegal pornographic content”.

The management of one of Wexford’s foremost tourist attractions have been left red-faced after hackers targeted its social media account, posting links to pornography and scenes from what appear to be Indian TV shows.

The Irish National Heritage Park was locked out of its main Facebook page, which has over 36,000 followers, back in November of last year and spent weeks liaising with Facebook owners Meta in a bid to re-establish control.

However, having had no success in their correspondences with the tech giant, the Wexford tourist attraction was forced to start afresh with a brand new Facebook page on January 12.

Just over a week ago, it was brought to management’s attention that the old Facebook page had been re-activated and now contained “illegal pornographic content”.

Since then, they’ve been in a scramble to have the page taken down, but have had no success thus far and have lodged an official complaint with broadcast and online regulator Coimisiún na Mean.

The Irish National Heritage Park Facebook page has been targeted by hackers posting “illegal pornographic content”.

“We reported this to Facebook on Saturday, February 17,” a spokesperson for the Irish National Heritage Park said. “On Monday, February 19, as the abandoned page remained active with this illegal content, we reported the matter directly to Coimisiún na Mean.

“On the advice of the commission, we have endeavoured to engage with Facebook, again with no resolution of the issue. Coimisiún na Mean are looking into the matter.”

The whole saga has been a source of great stress for all involved with the park, as well as customers who unwittingly stumbled across some of this content.

“This has been extremely upsetting for all concerned,” the spokesperson said. “Please be assured we are doing all we can to resolve the matter.”

The Irish National Heritage Park Facebook page has been targeted by hackers posting “illegal pornographic content”.

Among the clips posted to the Facebook page are racy scenes from Indian soap operas, many of which are captioned with hashtags referencing sports events to pull in a bigger global audience. Some of the videos have been viewed thousands of times.

The hackers also posted links to porn sites urging people to click through for “hot movies”.

The patience and understanding of patrons has been sought while the Irish National Heritage Park attempt to rectify the issue.

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