Stephen Solis-Reyes, accused in CRA Heartbleed hack, has case put over
Ontario university student charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief
The case of Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, the Ontario university student charged after hundreds of social insurance numbers were allegedly accessed from the Revenue Canada website this spring, has been remanded until Aug. 14.
Solis-Reyes, 19, was not at the hearing in Ottawa Thursday when the case was put over.
Solis-Reyes, a student at Western University in London, has been charged with one count of unauthorized use of a computer and one count of mischief in relation to data for an incident in which RCMP allege 900 SINs were accessed by exploiting the so-called Heartbleed security flaw on the Canada Revenue Agency website
The CRA temporarily shut down some access to its website late on April 8 in response to security concerns about the Heartbleed bug. The security flaw in its website encryption software left some data vulnerable to hackers.
The agency notified the privacy commissioner and the RCMP a few days later, after it says it realized data on the site had been accessed over a six-hour period.