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Government shuts down tax services over security bug

Wednesday, April 09, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CANADA REVENUE AGENCY

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) places first priority on ensuring the confidentiality of taxpayer information.

We have received information concerning an Internet security vulnerability named the Heartbleed Bug.

As a preventative measure, the CRA has temporarily shut down public access to our online services to safeguard the integrity of the information we hold.

Applications include online services like EFILE, NETFILE, My Account, My Business Account and Represent a Client.

The CRA recognizes that this problem may represent a significant inconvenience for individual Canadians, representatives  and businesses that count on the CRA for online information and services.

Please be assured that we are fully engaged in resolving this matter and restoring online services as soon as possible in a manner that ensures the private information of Canadians remains safe and secure.

Please note that consideration will also be given to taxpayers who are unable to comply with their filing requirements because of this service interruption.

We are committed to investigating any potential impacts to taxpayer information. We will provide further information and daily updates at 3 p.m. on our home page until the situation is resolved.

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Read more about this development in our National News section.
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SLV1931 4/9/2014 1:43:53 PM Report

Id like to Ctrl Alt Delete the CRA
-shaggs- 4/9/2014 1:54:10 PM Report

you would like to task manage them? maybe alt+f4 is the better choice
Brietsy 4/9/2014 1:56:50 PM Report

This is a pain in the arse... I do tech support for a tax prep software company. I'm going to be answering questions about this all day
ThinkAgain 4/9/2014 2:37:57 PM Report

They forgot to update the Norton Anti-Virus, its not like they don't have the money.
Brietsy 4/9/2014 3:04:20 PM Report

uh actually, if you see the bug they're dealing with, you'd not make quite as many jokes. Google Heartbleed. that's the expoit that they're trying to protect against
Shaun233 4/9/2014 3:09:10 PM Report

@ThinkAgain There probably using AVG Free Edition..
thumbs4208 4/9/2014 3:55:26 PM Report

and if it was your account that got hacked you'd be saying the otherside of the story right ?
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