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Monday, April 14, 2014

About 900 SINs Stolen From Revenue Canada

The Social Insurance Numbers of about nine hundred taxpayers being taken due to someone exploiting the Heartbleed bug according to the Canada Revenue Agency. 

Those impacted by the breach will be contacted through registered mail and not through phone or email to make sure communication is secure. 

David Shipley of UNB's I-T Services warning users to be wary because phishers are using this situation to their advantage, sending out e-mails that look like they're from a trusted source like your bank saying you need to reset your password because of Heartbleed. He says to also be very cautious about clicking on links within those emails.

Shipley says in terms of its size, scope and impact, the Heartbleed vulnerability is the single largest security failure since the internet went commercial.