Heartbleed hack steals data from Mumsnet

The leading UK site for parents has had users data compromised by hackers then using 'Heartbleed' exploit. Technology firms have urged the public to change passwords amid fears the Heartbleed bug could leave sensitive data vulnerable to hackers.

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NSA 'knew about Heartbleed and used it to mine data'

A padlock logo indicates that a company is using the OpenSSL security programme with the flaw. Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

The US National Secutiry Agency (NSA) has knew about the Heartbleed bug for at least two years before it was revealed, according to Bloomberg.

One person 'familiar with the matter' told the news agency that the NSA preferred to keep the bug secret in order to harvest the private data the flaw exposed.

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