U.S. government warns of potential attacks with 'heartbleed' bug

BOSTON, April 11 Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:50am EDT

BOSTON, April 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Government warned on Friday that hackers are attempting to exploit the 'heartbleed' bug in targeted attacks by scanning networks to see if they are vulnerable.

It asked organizations to report any heartbleed-related attacks to Department of Homeland Security in an advisory on the agency's website. (Reporting by Jim Finkle)