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User warned Telecom of email hack

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013 5:00 p.m.

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The director of a charitable trust in Auckland says she has been trying to warn Telecom for months that their email service, Xtra, has been compromise by hackers.

But, she says, she has been ignored.

Over the last few days we have heard Telecom’s email service was attacked by spammers who hacked servers and sent out malicious links from many of Telecom’s 450,000 email accounts.

When Julia Durkin’s email account was hacked in January, she spammed many of her important clients and contacts. Embarrassing emails were sent out looking like genuine pleas for help.

Tonight, Campbell Live brings you Julia’s story and just what could be in store for all those who received dodgy emails from Xtra over the weekend.

Watch the video for Dan Parker’s report.

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