CRA's handling of COVID-19 benefit cyberattacks 'reprehensible,' alleges proposed class-action lawsuit
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.
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