RCMP charge Commons employee with hacking Quebec gov't website
Published Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:15PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:21PM EDT
A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday for allegedly hacking into Quebec’s main government website last spring, and putting it out of commission for more than two days.
The RCMP said the suspect carried out the attack last April while working in the House of Commons.
Investigators believe that the suspect rendered the website inaccessible by gaining administrative privileges to the site and running a “malicious program” on it.
Janvier Doyon-Tremblay has been charged with two counts of unauthorized use of computers and one count of mischief in relation to data, the RCMP said.
He is scheduled to appear in a provincial court in Ottawa on Nov. 26.