No One Is Immune To Cybercrime

CRA shuts down online services after thousands of accounts breached in cyberattacks


Just recently the Canada Revenue Agency has temporarily shut down its online services after the agency confirmed it was recently hit by two cyberattacks that compromised thousands of accounts linked to its services according to CBC News.

While the breaches have been contained, services connected to My Account, My Business Account and Represent a Client on the CRA website have been disabled as an additional safety measure. 

The shutdown means that anyone attempting to apply for emergency COVID-19 benefits, such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, will be unable to do so until further notice. 

Cybercrime happens at every level.  From Government to SME’s.  No one is immune.

Education is key

Understanding the threats and how to prevent them is very important. Training should include the latest update on cyber threats such as email scams, phishing, viruses and malware.

This has to be done for all employees that uses computer in the network. If you have 99% well educated on these threats, and you leave 1 person who click the bad link, the impact is the same with not giving any of them a training.

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Think before you click

Encourage smart clicking! Your team should be suspicious of unknown links, or familiar ones with odd forms. Signs that a link is not to be trusted could include hyphens, numbers, spelling mistakes, and symbols in place of regular characters.