Oct
02

CRA’s Update on Cyber Attack Incidents

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The CRA has released an update regarding the recent cyber attacks involving thousands of CRA accounts. Here is a summary: • CRA continues to cooperate with the RCMP in its ongoing investigations• Affected individuals will receive a letter from the CRA explaining how to confirm their identity and reactivate their account. Credit protection services will also be offered for free. • In some cases, applicants may be asked to call the CRA before receiving their next benefit payment and supporting documents may be requested. • The link between CRA’s My Account and My Service Canada Account continues to be disabled.• Updated...
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Sep
25

Update on Recent Cyber Attacks

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Last month, the Federal Government reported incidents of credential stuffing attacks mounted on the GCKey service and CRA accounts. The attacks made use of usernames and passwords stolen in previous hacks involving non-governmental third parties to log into some GCKey accounts. The GCKey service itself was not compromised but in response, 9,300 GCKey credentials were revoked. Measures were then put in place to block subsequent attacks. In addition to this, the CRA identified suspicious activities in July and August on approximately 48,500 CRA user accounts. Safeguards were then put in place and individuals affected were not held liable for fraudulent claims...
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Sep
25

COVID-19 Scams: Known and Reported Scams you need to know

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As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remind everyone to be extra cautious of potential COVID-19 related scams and other cybercrimes involving websites, emails, texts and calls. Scammers and fraudsters are constantly looking for new ways to take advantage of the pandemic so we must all remain vigilant! One of the many ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams is to know what and how scams are done at this time. Most fraudsters pose as representatives of reputable and legitimate sources or organizations such as the government or banks. Here are some of the organizations that...
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Sep
23

What you need to know to protect yourself from COVID-19 Scams

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Recently, there have been 2 major cyberattack incidents involving CRA accounts and GCkey service. And as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scammers and fraudsters are still trying to take advantage of this situation of fear and uncertainty. Many Canadians have already fallen victim to fraudulent emails and text messages that appear to be from legitimate sources such as banks or the government. So what you can you do to ensure that you don't become a fraud victim? Below is a list of things you must avoid to protect yourself from COVID-19 related scams, frauds and cyber crimes. Third-party companies offering to help...
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