Hackers breach username and password of over 9000 accounts of Canadian government

User accounts of online government services in Canada were recently hacked during a cyber attack. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat reported that after hacking targeted the GCkey service, which was used by 30 federal departments and Canada's Revenue Agency accounts.

According to officials, the hackers used 9,041 GC account holders' passwords and usernames to access and use government services. With which hackers could access many sensitive information. However, now all the hacked accounts have been canceled.
Officials say about 5,500 Canada Revenue Agency accounts have been targeted in the cyber attack. However, access to these accounts has been revoked to protect taxpayers' information.

However, it is not yet clear whether any type of privacy violations and other information related to the accounts have been acquired during the hacking. The matter is currently being investigated.

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