#CyberFLASH: Heartbleed data leak: Privacy watchdog says case closed for now


Canadian privacy breach

Canada’s privacy watchdog has no plans to investigate further the recent breach that put the personal online financial data of thousands of Canadian tax filers at risk of unauthorized disclosure.

During an appearance before the House access to information and privacy committee, Interim Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier told MPs there is no active investigation into the Heartbleed  security glitch that hit the Canada Revenue Agency e-filing site, as well as hundreds of other networks and online payment systems last month.

“Our technological analysis unit examined the issue … and explained to me that, in fact, it was an internet-wide issue that was probably not malicious.”

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