19-Year-Old Arrested for Heartbleed Hack

A 19-year-old Canadian was arrested for his alleged role in the breach of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website, the first known arrest for exploiting the Heartbleed bug.

Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes of London,Ont faces one count of Unauthorized Use of Computer and one count of Mischief in Relation to Data.

According to CRA Commissioner "over the course of six hours, the Social Insurance Numbers of about 900 taxpayers were removed from CRA systems." The hack occurred only a day after CRA services were fully restored.

According to the assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud "The RCMP treated this breach of security as a high priority case and mobilized the necessary resources to resolve the matter as quickly as possible," 

Solis-Reyes is scheduled to appear in court in Ottawa on July 17.

Toronto Sun