News and Updates on Information Technology

Canada – Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Exploit: Hacking
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): National Taxation Authority

Risk to Small Business: 1.102 = Extreme

The CRA has locked down 800,000 online taxpayer accounts following an internal investigation that found user logins and other sensitive information may have been hacked. The agency noted that it could take until March 22 for the issues to be resolved.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: 800,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Reports say that this hack was likely discovered by dark web monitoring, preventing a potential cybersecurity disaster.