Ya­hoo Inc, BT probe spike in email spam­ming

The Pak Banker - - 6BUSINESS -

LON­DON: Bri­tish multi­na­tional telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vices com­pany BT and In­ter­net firm Ya­hoo are prob­ing surge in re­ports of email ac­counts be­ing hi­jacked by crim­i­nals for send­ing spam. Ya­hoo pro­vides email ser­vice to BT’s over six mil­lion broad­band cus­tomers. The cus­tomers had com­plained their con­tacts have been spammed and their pass­words changed so they are locked out of their ac­count. Lo­gin records showed that BTYa­hoo ac­counts have been ac­cessed via com­put­ers in Turkey and Rus­sia, me­dia re­ports.

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