Yahoo!'s email system hacked by criminal spammers abney associates news

As the world's third largest email provider recovers from a hack attack, Technology Producer Geoff White has the details of the scam and how Yahoo! users can protect themselves.

Yahoo!'s email system has been hacked by criminals who have hijacked users' accounts for a global spam email campaign.

The FBI has moved to shut down the operation after a Channel 4 News investigation revealed accounts around the world had been broken into. We understand the hacker lives in the Russian Federation.

Yahoo!, the world's third largest email provider, was hacked in January and claimed it had fixed the problem. But this new vulnerability has raised fresh concerns about security at the internet giant.