NTL in alleged hack probe

Tuesday, 7 January 2003, 4:05 AM EST

NTL has launched an internal investigation following allegations that a Web site critical of the company was hacked by someone from within the cableco.

The alleged incident, which took place on New Year's Eve, resulted in subscribers of ntlhell.co.uk receiving an email containing the phrase "ntlhell.co.uk is shitntlhell.co.uk" repeated almost 300 times.

Following an investigation, those behind ntlhell.co.uk say they believe whoever compromised the site's security did so using a computer behind NTL's firewall.

One insider told The Register that the perpetrator was "very clumsy" and left a blatant 'trail' which leads back to NTL.

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