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Mumsnet tells users to reset ALL passwords as site hacked following HEARTBLEED virus

PARENTING website Mumsnet has reset all its members' passwords after hackers used the Heartbleed virus to access personal data.

A post on the website said administrators "have no way of knowing which Mumsnetters were affected" by the security breach, so have decided to reset all users' passwords.

The website has almost five million unique visitors every month.

The Heartbleed bug came to the public's attention last week, and millions of people are were urged to change all their online passwords amid fears the bug enabled hackers access to the most secure internet sites – including those used for banking.

The Mumsnet website post said: "We know this has been an enormous pain in the rear end for some of you, and we’re really sorry about that.

 

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