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An NTL employee could lose his job concerning allegations that he was behind a New Year's eve hack of ntlhell.co.uk.

The employee, who hasn't been named, has been suspended from work following a three-week internal investigation by NTL into allegations that ntlhell.co.uk was hacked by someone from within the cableco.

The employee faces a hearing later this week.

The alleged incident, which took place on New Year's Eve, resulted in subscribers of ntlhell.co.uk receiving an email containing the phrase "ntlhell.co.uk is shitntlhell.co.uk" repeated almost 300 times.

Those behind the Web site claim whoever was behind the incident was "very clumsy" and left a blatant 'trail' which led back to NTL.

However, Bryan Stevens, the owner of ntlhell.co.uk, told The Register that he doesn't want anyone to lose their job over the incident insisting that it was "just a bit of horseplay that went too far".

Instead, he wants an apology from NTL and the person concerned.

A spokeswoman for NTL said she was unable to comment on the matter until the investigation had been completed in full. ®

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