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BT has urged people who use BT Yahoo Mail to change their passwords after Yahoo revealed it fell victim to a second hacking attack in 2013.

Yahoo had already confirmed earlier this year that it experienced a data breach back in 2014. 

However, it has now disclosed that another breach had occurred a year earlier.

BT has outsourced its webmail to the Canadian technology firm, which means millions of its customers could potentially have had their details compromised.

As a result, it has recommended that anyone who uses BT Yahoo Mail and has not changed their password since August 2013 do so straight away.

Confirmation of a second security breach at Yahoo has prompted widespread criticism, with US Democratic Senator confirming he now plans to investigate the company's cyber security arrangements.

"This most-recent revelation warrants a separate follow-up and I plan to press the company on why its cyber defences have been so weak as to have compromised over a billion users," he said.

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