April 2014 was a big day for cybersecurity as the world reacted to the discovery of Heartbleed, a flaw in the systems behind secure internet communications. At the time no-one had any idea how great its impact was, or how bad it could get. Investigators say this was the largest theft of consumer data from financial institutions.
‘Victim 2’ – an unnamed financial firm based in Boston, was accessed by Heartbleed. We’re now getting reports that the damage was done via social engineering – showing just how difficult it is to defend against crafty cyber-criminals.
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