Telecom New Zealand has started cancelling the passwords of about 60,000 Yahoo Xtra email accounts that it believes have been compromised following an online attack. Read More ..
The users will need to enter new password information when they log in to their email account.
The 60,000 customers affected by Saturday night's password cancellation are additional to the 15,000 customers that Telecom has been contacting following last weekend's attack.
The move is aimed at protecting email customers and preventing information in emails being accessed. There is no evidence that this has occurred.
"We're taking this matter very seriously, and urge those whose passwords have been cancelled to create new passwords," Telecom retail chief executive Chris Quin said.
"However, it's advisable for all others that have not changed their password to do so immediately." This should be done on computers and mobile devices.