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Microsoft Under Fire After Hackers Access Outlook Emails to Steal Bitcoin

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By CCN: Hackers infiltrated Microsoft Outlook email users’ accounts in order to steal crypto, including bitcoin. The scope of the cyber-theft is still as-yet undetermined, but it appears to be more expansive than first thought. One victim is Dutch engineer Jevon Ritmeester, who says a hacker gained access to Microsoft customer support workers’ login credentials. The hacker used this information to pore through Ritmeester’s Outlook emails to reset passwords and withdraw bitcoin from his accounts on cryptocurrency exchanges. Ritmeester is furious at Microsoft’s casual reaction to this egregious negligence. Crypto theft was apparent motive for hacks So far, Ritmeester says

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