Originally Posted by Zandig
My guess is that it is due to the uncovering of the OpenSSL exploit that hit recently which affected alot of servers.
I'm not an expert on such things, but I heard that a change to OpenSSL made 2 years ago is what made the exploit possible. It may have only recently become 'public' knowledge.
Reminds me of the time in the early 2000's where a negative item value on Amazon meant that they paid the customer for the item!! Alot of people knew about it, but it didn't become public knowledge until a few months later after Amazon fixed it and got all there money back.