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19-Year Old Canadian Arrested Over Heartbleed Bug Hacking

     
4:28 pm on Apr 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

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It had to happen sometime soon, and we'll expect more being arrested as they take advantage of the Heartbleed Bug vulnerability.

A 19-year-old Canadian became the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario was accused of hacking into the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)'s website last Friday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The RCMP say Mr Solis-Reyes then stole 900 social insurance numbers.19-Year Old Canadian Arrested Over Heartbleed Bug Hacking [bbc.co.uk]


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2:32 am on Apr 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Try him, throw him in a cell and weld the door shut.
9:02 am on Apr 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Hi there cmendla,
with that sort of attitude, I cannot imagine that
anyone would like to meet you on a dark night. :(


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10:18 pm on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Birdbrain - I'm actually a warm fuzzy guy..

I see too many businesses and individuals hurt with managing threats to workstations, servers and websites.
10:54 pm on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Hi there cmendla,

Try him, throw him in a cell and weld the door shut.
I'm actually a warm fuzzy guy.



It is no good you trying to sweet talk me. :(

I will just make certain that warm fuzzy guys are
added to my dark night avoidance list. :)



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5:11 am on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I agree that welding the door shut is a bit extreme and costly as it implies a big expense metal door to accommodate welding.

Simply sealing them in the room with an inexpensive brick wall will suffice. :)
8:41 am on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I find it rather sad to observe that so many members of webmasterworld
forums derive such great personal pleasure from inflicting punishment.


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1:39 pm on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The reality is that hacking steals from hard working business owners and identity theft can cause endless pain to the victims. I have no sympathy for those who perpetrate either of these crimes.