Zombie email rises from grave after eight years of radio silence

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n a novel twist on “What happens to our accounts when we die,” we have “what happens to our abandoned accounts while we’re still alive”. In this case, UK ISP TalkTalk kept an old customer’s email account alive some eight years after she closed it—which left it wide open for takeover by spammers.

If you’ve cancelled an account and wondered which bits of your digital data continue to live on, this story is for you.


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