CRA to lock over 800,000 taxpayers out of online accounts tomorrow. The Canada Revenue Agency says it will lock more than 800,000 taxpayers out of its online platform tomorrow after an investigation revealed that some usernames and passwords may have been obtained by "unauthorized third parties.
" The agency said the move is a precautionary cybersecurity measure and is being taken after a similar action in February, when over 100,000 accounts accounts were locked. "Like the accounts that were locked in February, these user IDs and passwords were not compromised as a result of a breach of CRA's online systems. Rather, they may have been obtained by unauthorized third parties and through a variety of means by sources external to the CRA," said CRA in a news release.
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The 60-year-old Vancouver woman says she’s adamant about her security online. She regularly changes her passwords, clears her browsing data and keeps her computer software up to date. Untitled. OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency has resumed all online services after fraudsters used thousands of pilfered usernames and passwords to obtain government services.
The agency disabled the services Saturday after discovering more than 5,000 accounts had been the target of three cyberattacks. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. The Canada Revenue Agency says it was forced to temporarily suspend its online services after a series of cyberattacks that compromised the usernames and passwords of thousands of accounts.
The federal government described the three separate hacks as a “credential stuffing” scheme — a type of cyberattack that uses passwords and usernames from other websites to access accounts with the CRA. Essentially, it targets people who use the same password and username for multiple login credentials. The government said the attack was detected early on and has since been brought under control, however, the CRA’s online services aren’t expected to be back up and running until Wednesday. The RCMP is now investigating the breaches. Story continues below advertisement Here’s a look at what officials say happened, and what you need to know. What happened? Untitled. The Canada Revenue Agency has temporarily shut down its online services after the agency confirmed it was recently hit by two cyberattacks that compromised thousands of accounts linked to its services.
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CRA claiming $4.4B from Canadian companies and individuals suspected of tax evasion. OTTAWA – The federal government is claiming $4.4 billion from Canadians and corporations suspected of cheating the taxman by hiding their money, notably in offshore tax havens. “The gross number is $4.4 billion at this moment. It’s many years ahead of schedule, but it remains the gross number,” said Ted Gallivan, assistant commissioner of international, large business and investigations branch at the Canada Revenue Agency.
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