Thousands of Canadian government accounts hacked

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Sun, 2020-08-16 04:15

TORONTO: Thousands of user accounts for online government services in Canada were recently hacked during cyberattacks, authorities said Saturday.
The attacks targeted the GCKey service, used by some 30 federal departments and Canada Revenue Agency accounts, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat explained in a press release.
The passwords and usernames of 9,041 GCKey account holders “were acquired fraudulently and used to try and access government services,” the authorities said.
All affected accounts have been canceled.

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