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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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Heartbleed hackers could target 'unpatched systems'

The US Government have warned that hackers are attempting to exploit the 'Heartbleed' bug by scanning networks to see if they are vulnerable, saying they could now "exploit unpatched systems".

An illustrated picture shows source code of a computer. Credit: Sebastian Kahnert/DPA

Larry Zelvin, a Department of Homeland Security official who runs an agency centre that monitors and responds to emerging cyber threats said on his White House blog:

"While there have not been any reported attacks or malicious incidents involving this particular vulnerability at this time, it is still possible that malicious actors in cyberspace could exploit unpatched systems."

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