Report: NSA Used Heartbleed to Spy on People for Years

By Adam Clark Estes on at

It's true. After days of speculation over whether the NSA knew about the Heartbleed vulnerability that affected as many as two thirds of the websites on the internet, two anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that the NSA didn't just know about it, they used it to gather intelligence.

Well, you may be wondering, why wouldn't they? In the past year, we've learned how the spy agency used every trick in the book, from impersonating Facebook servers, to using radio waves to monitor computers that aren't connected to the internet, really has stopped at nothing to collect as much information as possible in recent years. [Bloomberg]