Spammers plunder Plusnet e-mail

Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Customers of UK net provider Plusnet have been told to change the password for their account following a break-in by malicious hackers.

In the attack, the hackers gained control of a Plusnet's mail server and stole a list of e-mail addresses. Spammers used the list to deluge Plusnet customers with junk mail. Some customers may also have been exposed to a computer virus.

At the BBC.

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