Phil Goff's family email account allegedly hacked

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's family email account has allegedly been hacked.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff Source: Luke Appleby/1 NEWS

In a statement, Mr Goff's chief of staff Nirupa George said the mayor assumed the service provider's platform was secure.

Mr George said while the authenticity of the hack had not been confirmed, the mayor had stopped using the account and taken advice from experts.

Police and relevant agencies are said to be investigating the matter.