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Hacker charged in CRA Heartbleed breach

April 16, 2014

Global News

TORONTO – Police have charged a 19-year-old man in relation to the security breach on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website, which resulted in roughly 900 social insurance numbers being stolen.

RCMP arrested Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, of London, Ont., at his home on April 15. He faces one count of “Unauthorized Use of Computer” and one count of mischief.

“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. Investigators from National Division, along with our counterparts in “O” Division have been working tirelessly over the last four days analyzing data, following leads, conducting interviews, obtaining and executing legal authorizations and liaising with out partners,” said assistant commissioner Giles Michaud in a written statement.

The CRA revealed Monday that roughly 900 social insurance numbers were stolen after the federal agency’s website was crippled by the Heartbleed bug…

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