11 Feb 2014

Scam targets Yahoo Xtra accounts

5:15 pm on 11 February 2014

Telecom admits a security threat has compromised the accounts of some of it's Yahoo Xtra customers, just a day after it announced a security update for its email service.

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A Telecom spokesperson said some customers continued to be targeted by an email "spoofing" campaign which began a few weeks ago.

However, the latest spam campaign was not specific to just Yahoo Xtra customers, spokesperson said.

Telecom on Monday announced the introduction of a new encryption setting after on-going security problems over the past 18 months.

It was forced lock the accounts of some users after tens of thousands were hacked last month.