South Korea, where virtual currency bitcoin is extremely popular, announced Thursday that it will impose additional measures in an attempt to regulate cryptocurrency trading within the country. The price of bitcoin fell as much as 10 percent after the announcement.
The FCC is expected to vote on whether to repeal net neutrality rules. 18 Attorneys General from across the U.S. calling on the FCC to delay Thursday's vote on net neutrality amid concern over fake comments. As many as 2 million comments submitted to the FCC about net neutrality were using stolen identities, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says; nearly half a million came from Russian email addresses.
The price of bitcoin soared to another all-time high on Wednesday and broke through the $10,000 barrier for the first time, nearly 9 years after the digital cryptocurrency was first created. The price has risen rapidly over the last few months.
Ride-hailing company Uber concealed a data breach that affected the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers, the company admitted on Tuesday. Its chief security officer and one of his deputies have been fired. (more)
Singapore has banned all commercial trade with North Korea, according to a notice sent to traders, making them the second country this year to fully suspend trade amid mounting pressure over North Korea's nuclear program.
The number of people detained during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption has risen to more than 200, officials confirmed on Thursday, saying that more than $100 billion was misused through years of corruption and embezzlement.
More than 13 million financial documents have been stolen from a firm in Bermuda, showing that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stake in a firm dealing with a company led by people tied to Russia's leadership.
Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who took an indefinite leave of absence after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment, has been fired by the film studio he co-founded. (more)
Internet company Yahoo says a cyber breach more than four years ago affected all of its 3 billion users, not 1 billion as was previously disclosed. It triples in size what was already the biggest data breach ever reported. (more)
British airline Monarch has ceased all of its operations with immediate affect after the company entered a form of bankruptcy, leaving 110,000 customers stranded overseas, the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday.
Hugh Hefner, who founded men’s magazine "Playboy" in the 1950s and turned it into one of the world's most recognizable brands, has died, the company announced on late Wednesday. He was 91 years old. (more)
A malicious code was inserted into a version of computer clean-up tool CCleaner, creating a backdoor in more than 2 million computers and potentially allowing those responsible to take control of the devices, the company said on Monday.
Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina announced Thursday that it will stop all trading at the end of the month, ending days of speculation and causing the price of the digital cryptocurrency to fall by more than 16 percent. (more)