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BT powerless to prevent remote hacker causing e-mail spam havoc

BT’s internet service came under fire this week after it emerged that the company has failed to stop one of its customers’ computer systems deluging hundreds of businesses with spam e-mails, despite two months of repeated complaints. Business consultant Eleanor Leggett first contacted BT in February after discovering that a spammer using a BT internet address was repeatedly re-sending thousands of copies of an e-mail she had posted previously to raise funds for an Irish children’s charity. Leggett, who has been inundated with legal threats and abusive messages from businesses that have been on the receiving end of the spam, said the problem has left her unable to sleep or to work, and has seriously disrupted the work of the charity, the Cross Border Orchestra, which brings Protestant and Catholic children together to perform concerts. Full Story

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