Anybody wanting to file their taxes online can do so once again.
On Friday the Canada Revenue Agency disabled some web services after finding a potential security breach.
In an e-mail statement to Global News Saturday night, spokesperson Patrick Samson says, “We are not aware of any unauthorized access to taxpayer information and we continue to monitor closely. Digital services were taken offline as a precaution, not as the result of a successful hack or breach.”
“The CRA first took the websites offline at around midnight Eastern time on March 10 after discovering an internet vulnerability that affects some computer servers used by websites worldwide,”
Services returned an hour and a half later.
Then the following day (Friday, March 10) the sites were again taken offline at 2 p.m. after deciding digital services could be at risk.
Some services affected were: My Account, My Business Account, Represent a Client, the MyCRA mobile application, the MyBenefits mobile application, Netfile, EFILE and Auto-Fill My Return.
Web services were reinstated Sunday evening.
With files from Kevin Nielsen