A vulnerability in OpenSSL software has potentially exposed the personal details of millions of web users.
OpenSSL is designed to protect sensitive data as it passes across the network and can be found in lots of major web servers, operating systems, email services and instant messaging systems.
This new Heartbleed security threat exploits a vulnerability in the software responsible for handling SSL (https) requests on websites. It affects everyone from internet giants like Yahoo! and Amazon right down to smaller hosting companies and individuals.
We’ve been quick to respond to this threat and plug any potential security holes. Our upstream vendors have provided us with a patch to resolve the issue and we’ve applied it across all of our servers. We also thoroughly tested them to ensure that they are no longer under threat, ensuring that all the websites we host are now secure.