The Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency has released a statement regarding information that has been compromised due to the Heartbleed bug.
The CRA has discovered that the Social Insurance Numbers of approximately 900 tax payers have been removed from their systems. They continue to search through data to uncover other information that has also been removed, possibly affecting businesses.
The people who have had their information compromised by this security breach will be receiving a registered letter to inform them. The CRA will be providing those individuals with credit protection services at no cost, and will apply added protections to their CRA accounts.
If you receive e-mails or phone calls from someone claiming to be the Canadian Revenue Agency, it is a scam. All persons affected by the breach will be contacted by mail in the form of a registered letter.
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