Heartbleed: GE Capital says no customer data compromised

The organisation says no customer data has been compromised in response to reports that financial websites run by it may be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug

GE Capital has responded to media reports that financial websites run by GE Money could be vulnerable to the Heartbleed security bug by saying that it has “no reason” to believe any customer data has been compromised.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported today that financial websites run by GE Money, including the Myer Visa Card, Myer Card portals, and Coles MasterCard were vulnerable to the Heartbleed security bug.

A GE Capital spokesperson told Computerworld Australia that it is aware of the Heartbleed bug. “We have taken precautions and steps to protect the security of our customers’ data and have no reason to believe any customer data has been compromised,” the spokesperson said.

The financial institution has recommended customers change their passwords.

A Coles spokesperson said its systems are “not vulnerable to Heartbleed” and customer data “has not been compromised".

In response to calls about the Myer Visa Card, a Visa spokesperson said its teams have been “working diligently” to assess its systems.

“Visa’s core systems and payment processing platforms, including VisaNet, V.me, CyberSource, Authorize.net and PlaySpan, remain unaffected and are operating normally. If consumers have concerns about the security of their account, they should contact their financial institution,” the spokesperson said.

MasterCard Australia has also been contacted for comment by Computerworld Australia.

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