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Heartbleed attack targeted enterprise VPN


Dark Reading - (International) Researchers at Mandiant identified a successful attack campaign that utilized the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL to target an undisclosed organization's virtual private network (VPN) and obtain VPN session tokens. The attack began April 8, hijacked several active user sessions, and allowed the attackers to attempt to escalate their privileges within the organization.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:19:59