A 19 year old London Ontario resident has been arrested for launching the heartbleed attack on the Canadian revenue Agency. “We would absolutely want to share this with Canadians. They have a right to know,” said RCMP Cp. Lucy Shorey.
Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, of London, Ont., was arrested Tuesday and faces a charge of unauthorized use of a computer and one count of mischief, the RCMP said Wednesday.
Solis-Reyes’ home was searched and his computer seized, the Mounties said. He’s to appear in an Ottawa court July 17. An RCMP spokesperson said no one else was involved.
A June 2012 newsletter from Mother Teresa congratulated Solis-Reyes and his teammates on winning the London and District Catholic school board computer programming competition.
A Stephen Solis-Reyes from Western University is listed as a 1,500-metre runner in several online track and field websites.
The Canada Revenue Agency has said the private information of about 900 people was compromised by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug that forced the tax-collecting agency to shut down its website for four days last week.
The Heartbleed bug, which widely affected websites, especially those of governments, is a flaw that essentially leaks encrypted data.