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‘Heartbleed’ hits 1.5 million users of UK parenting website

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Posted April 15, 2014
British parenting website Mumsnet is the latest organisation to have been hacked due to the "Heartbleed" bug, founder
British parenting website Mumsnet is the latest organisation to have been hacked due to the “Heartbleed” bug, founder Justine Roberts revealed on Monday
 

 

British parenting website Mumsnet is the latest organisation to have been hacked due to the “Heartbleed” bug, founder Justine Roberts revealed on Monday.

“Last week we became aware of the Heartbleed bug and immediately applied a fix to close the OpenSSL  hole,” she said in a statement.

“However, it became apparent that ‘  submitted via our login page had been accessed prior to our applying this fix.”

All 1.5 million registered users were asked to change their passwords, and Roberts did not know how many users had had data stolen.

“The  is that the data of every Mumsnet user account was accessed,” she said.

“It is possible that this information could then have been used to log in as you and give access to your posting history, your personal messages and your personal profile, although we should say that we have seen no evidence of anyone’s account being used for anything other than to flag up the .”

The website offers users a forum in which parents can ask for, and pass on, advice about bringing up children.

Read more at: Phys.org

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