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First Arrest in Heartbleed Attack

First Arrest in Heartbleed Attack

A 19 year old has been the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

The 19 year old, known as Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario was accused of hacking into the Canadian Revenue Agency website last Friday.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Mr Solis-Reyes stole 900 social insurance numbers.

The Heartbleed bug was made public a week ago by Google and Codenamicon, a small Finish firm who independently identified the problem.

Canada's tax agency was one of the first major organisations to cut services as a result of the security flaw.

However, the action was too late.

A statement said: "It is believed that [Mr] Solis-Reyes was able to extract private information held by CRA by exploiting the vulnerability known as the Heartbleed bug,"

Mr Solis-Reyes is expected to appear in court on the 17th July 2014.


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