Canada Revenue Agency online services running again after being offline since Friday

Whitney Jones thought she was going to get a tax refund of $458 instead she got directed to a website that was trying to get access to her credit card and banking information

The Canada Revenue Agency shut down some web services Friday afternoon after discovering a potential security breach.

"Due to a recent vulnerability impacting specific computer systems worldwide, ‎we took our website offline and are working.to address this issue", a CRA spokesperson said in an email to the Star.

"At this time, we are not aware that any personal information has been affected", said the notice on Sunday.

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"We took this action as a precaution, not as the result of a successful hack or breach", CRA, Canada's federal tax agency, said in a statement.

Walters could not specify when the services would be restored, saying only that the digital services would "remain offline until the CRA has determined there is no longer a security vulnerability".

TORONTO, March 12 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) said on Sunday that it has resumed all its online services after taking down some applications for almost two days due to a security threat.

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According to the CRA website, individuals, businesses and representatives are now able to file returns, make payments and access other CRA online services like usual.

Canadians planning to file their taxes online could face difficulties as the threat of hacking prompted the Canada Revenue Agency to take down the service indefinitely. The CRA said if you received a confirmation code when you filed your return, then it was successfully filed.

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