Eircom has apologised to its 350,000 customers after the company was forced to lock down it’s email service following what it has described as an ‘intrusion’.
The attempt to hack the company’s emails servers was detected on Tuesday evening.
As a result, eircom locked down the service while engineers worked through the night to resolve the problem.
The company is in the process of restoring service in a phased manner which it’s hoped, will be completed this evening.
The company has informed the Data Protection Commissioner but says there’s no evidence the customer data has been compromised.
Eircom is strongly recommending that customers change their email account passwords as soon as they regain access to their accounts.