CRA locking 800K user accounts

In light of recent reports of a security breach at the Canadian Revenue Agency that took place in August and September of last year, the CRA has taken steps to lock some 800K user accounts, which it indicates is a security precaution.

“Like the accounts that were locked in February, these user IDs and passwords were not compromised as a result of a breach of CRA’s online systems, rather they may have been obtained by unauthorized third parties and through a variety of means by sources external to the CRA,” said the CRA in a statement.

Taxpayers can re-gain access to their CRA account by going to the CRA login page and creating a new CRA user ID and password or by using a different login method associated with their CRA account, the agency says.