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Cyber breaches haunt taxpayers

March 26, 2021 – Taxpayers are struggling with the fallout of cybersecurity breaches involving the Canada Revenue Agency. Many who were victims of fraud after their accounts were hacked are fighting to clear their names.

Last year, the CRA revealed that thousands of taxpayers were victims of fraud involving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Thieves hacked their accounts and applied for CERB money in their name. The culprits used a cyberattack called credential stuffing, testing previously stolen user names and passwords across different websites, including the CRA. CTV News reports. | READ MORE