PlusNet customers have been reporting a surge in spam since yesterday evening, some to e-mail addresses created two years ago which have been rarely used, prompting speculation that the company's e-mail address database may have been compromised.
"We are investigating reports from customers who have received high volumes of SPAM during the weekend. This is open as a top priority problem and further details will be provided on our website as our investigation continues."Ian Wild, PlusNet plc
There is currently no firm indication as to the cause, although we understand the company is treating the issue as a 'priority one' problem and looking at the pattern of messages to attempt to identify the root cause. More information can be found on the PlusNet website.
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