U.S. Government Says Hackers Trying to Exploit 'Heartbleed' Bug
Reuters, By Jim Finkle
The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be
on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the
"Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the
widespread security crisis.
On a website for advising
critical infrastructure operators about emerging cyber threats, the Department
of Homeland Security asked organizations to report any Heartbleed-related
attacks, adding that hackers were attempting to exploit the bug in widely used
OpenSSL code by scanning targeted networks.
Federal regulators also advised
financial institutions to patch and test their systems to make sure they are
safe. Read more.