Hackers hammer Irish Internet service
Source: ComputerWeekly - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hacks/Cracks Thousands of computer users were left without an Internet connection after a hacker attacked the Irish Internet service provider Eircom. The company issued new passwords to its 240,000 customers in Ireland as a precautionary measure to protect e-mails and websites. . . . Thousands of computer users were left without an Internet connection after a hacker attacked the Irish Internet service provider Eircom. The company issued new passwords to its 240,000 customers in Ireland as a precautionary measure to protect e-mails and websites. Eircom put warnings on its web site asking customers to ring a help line for a new password, but it was keen to reassure customers that it had found no evidence that that the attack had caused damage.

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