Cyber attackers have been quick to exploit the Hearbleed OpenSSL bug, to the tune of hundreds of thousand attacks per day in the week after the public revelation of its existence, the statistics shared in the latest quarterly IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence report have shown.
The recent massive Community Health Systems breach, which resulted in the compromise of personal information of some 4.5 million patients, was executed by exploiting the infamous OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability.
97 percent of Global 2000 organizationsí public-facing servers remain vulnerable to cyber attacks due to incomplete Heartbleed remediation, according to Venafi.
More than three months have passed since the discovery of the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, and many systems are still vulnerable.
A number of Siemens industrial products have been found sporting four vulnerabilities in their OpenSSL implementation, which could lead to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks or the crashing of web servers of the products.