(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – The first arrest in connection to the Heartbleed bug has been made by Canadian authorities, where a 19 year old was found to have accessed sensitive information from the Canada Revenue Agency.
According to CNN, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes at his London, Ontario, home on Wednesday for using Heartbleed to hack into Canada’s tax agency and access over 900 social insurance numbers.
Solis-Reyes is facing criminal charges on one count of unauthorized use of computer and one count of mischief in relation to data.
Due to this costly hack, the Canada Revenue Agency was forced to temporarily shut down its site in order to prevent further theft and delay its tax return deadline from April 30th to May 5th.
“We are currently going through the painstaking process of analyzing other fragments of data, some that may relate to businesses, that were also removed,” said the Canadian tax agency via a statement on their website.
Solis-Reyes is expected to appear in court on July 17th in Ottawa, Ontario.