Two websites, Canada’s tax authority and a British parenting website, have said some of their users’ data has been compromised as a result of the Heartbleed bug, and, according to PC World, these are the first two admissions stemming from the now infamous OpenSSL security vulnerability that was exposed last week. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) blocked online public access to its site last week. “Regrettably, the CRA has been notified … of a malicious breach of taxpayer data that occurred over a six-hour period,” the CRA said. British parenting site Mumsnet assured its more than one million users it “followed all the published steps to protect members’ security … but it seems that the breach occurred prior to that risk becoming known.”
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