Police charge Canadian teen in tax agency hack using Heartbleed

Royal Canadian Mounted Police announcement
Royal Canadian Mounted Police announcement

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada’s tax agency website.

Canada’s tax agency and UK parenting site first confirmed victims of Heartbleed
Canada’s tax agency and UK parenting site first confirmed victims of Heartbleed

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his residence Tuesday and is charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation to data.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of computer equipment.

Solis-Reyes is a computer science student at Western University, a spokesman for the university said.

The Canada Revenue Agency was forced to shut down its publicly accessible website Friday as the world learned about the Heartbleed computer bug, a previously undiscovered global Internet security vulnerability. On Monday, the agency said 900 social insurance numbers had been compromised.

Online information: Heartbleed Bug Hacker Charged by RCMP

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