Hackers could read non-corporate Outlook.com, Hotmail for six months
Apr16

Hackers could read non-corporate Outlook.com, Hotmail for six months

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich Lawson) Late on Friday, some users of Outlook.com/Hotmail/MSN Mail received an email from Microsoft stating that an unauthorized third party had gained limited access to their accounts and was able to read, among other things, the subject lines of emails (but not their bodies or attachments, nor their account passwords), between January 1 and March 28 of this year. Microsoft confirmed this to TechCrunch...

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Microsoft Email Hack Shows the Lurking Danger of Customer Support

Hackers spent months with full access to Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN email accounts—and got in through Microsoft’s customer support platform.

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France Adopts New Cryptocurrency Regulation
Apr16

France Adopts New Cryptocurrency Regulation

The French government has adopted a financial sector bill that establishes a legal framework for cryptocurrency service providers and initial coin offerings. The bill includes both optional and mandatory licensing, and also specifies the types of funds that can invest in crypto assets. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Pacte Bill Adopted France’s Financial Markets Authority, the...

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The Struggle to Buy Bitcoin in Crypto-Starved Botswana
Apr16

The Struggle to Buy Bitcoin in Crypto-Starved Botswana

The rise of Bitcoin has coincided with improvements in technology allowing anyone to trade online. Meanwhile, in landlocked Botswana, geographical constraints have done little to prevent BTC from being traded locally, even in the absence of an established locally-operated cryptocurrency exchange. News.Bitcoin.com spoke to a number of bitcoiners in the southern African nation to determine how they source their crypto and how much it...

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Why the Future of Esports Is Tied to Cryptocurrency
Apr16

Why the Future of Esports Is Tied to Cryptocurrency

At the League of Legends World Championship Finals in South Korea last year, 100 million viewers tuned in to watch Invictus Gaming defeat Fnatic 3-0 and collect $2.4M in prize money. With its young, passionate and tech-savvy global audience, esports shares evident similarities with cryptocurrency. Not surprisingly, many predict great things for the twin industries whose future may lie intertwined. Also read: Review: Crypto Is a...

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