NSA Says It Wasn’t Previously Aware of Heartbleed
The National Security Agency denied that it previously knew of the Heartbleed bug, calling reports that it or any part of the U.S. government were aware before April “wrong.”
Bloomberg reported earlier Friday that the NSA knew of the bug in the widely used encryption tool called OpenSSL for at least two years and exploited it to gather intelligence. Security researchers have called Heartbleed one of the biggest flaws in the Internet’s history. Later in the day, the NSA released a statement saying the agency wasn’t aware of Heartbleed until it was made public.