CRAs handling of COVID-19 benefit cyberattacks reprehensible, alleges proposed class-action lawsuit

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A proposed class-action lawsuit has been launched against the federal government on behalf of Canadians who applied online for COVID-19 emergency aid — only to have their personal and financial information stolen by hackers.

The lawsuit alleges that a series of "failings" by the government and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allowed at least three cyberattacks between mid-March and mid-August, but the public wasn't alerted until CBC News broke the story on Aug. 15.

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Original Article Source Credits:   CBC News , https://www.cbc.ca/

Article Written By:  Eric Rankin 

Original Article Posted on:  Aug 31, 2020

Link to Original Article:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cra-covid-19-benefit-cyberattacks-lawsuit-1.5705796



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