Social insurance Numbers taken from Revenue Canada

As it turns out the Heartbleed bug not only caused the shutdown of Revenue Canada’s online tax portal last week but it also resulted in the theft of 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN). According to the CBC, the Canada Revenue Agency will contact those affected by registered letters only. Therefore if you are contacted by someone by email, telephone or other means with your SIN, they are fraudulent. The Agency also stated that credit protection services will be provided to those affected at no cost.

Source: CBC


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