RCMP mum on accused Heartbleed hacker harassment

A third floor hallway at Western University's Middlesex College, home of the computer science...

A third floor hallway at Western University's Middlesex College, home of the computer science program in London, Ont. on Wednesday April 16, 2014. DEREK RUTTAN/QMI Agency

Jennifer O'Brien, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:41 PM ET

LONDON, Ont. -- The RCMP wouldn't comment Thursday on accusations its officers threatened a 19-year-old London university student who is charged with using the Heartbleed bug to swipe taxpayer data.

"It's an ongoing investigation and we are not going to comment on this," Cpl. Lucy Shorey said. "We are still investigating the situation."

On Wednesday, the Mounties announced they arrested and charged a London teen after 900 social insurance numbers being accessed by someone who had exploited the Heartbleed bug flaw that left the Canada Revenue Agency vulnerable.

Western University computer science student Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes faces a charge of unauthorized use of a computer and one count of mischief, the RCMP said.


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