Originally Posted by BBC News
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.

Plusnet shut down its webmail system while it tried to remedy the problem.

Some customers of Plusnet started getting a lot more junk e-mail in mid-May following the successful attack early in the month.

Jeeze I hope they find the fookers and jail them!

BBC News Report