The open-source software package known as OpenSSL that is widely used to secure Web communications through SSL/TLS encryption is reported to have a significant weak spot. This vulnerability could allow hackers to steal valuable information such as emails, instant messages, banking and e-commerce data as well as virtual private networks (VPNs).
In turn, this could have a negative impact on the Bitcoin economy and cryptocurrencies as a whole.
The Slovenia-based exchange, Bitstamp, has previously reported that it would shut down all transactions as a security precaution. The latest tweet from Bitstamp, however, shows that they are now back up and running.