Telecom investigates hacking reports

RICHARD MEADOWS
Last updated 13:23 10/01/2014

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Telecom is investigating whether some customers using its YahooXtra email service have been hacked by spammers yet again.

Several people reported receiving spam emails from Xtra email addresses, which contained links to dodgy websites, this morning.

A Telecom spokeswoman said it was aware of the spam emails and was looking into the problem.

A total of 87,000 accounts were compromised in an attack in February last year, with a second, smaller breach following in December.

After the first attack, Telecom decided to move customers from a troubled "bespoke" system operated by Yahoo onto Yahoo's main email platform.

It remains to be seen whether the transition has done anything to solve the security problem.

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