[kwlug-disc] Heartbleed affected sites

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 09:35:55 EDT 2014


My money is on the NSA being the culprit at the CRA.


On 15 April 2014 09:20, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> Oh, and here is a bit of info to ruin your day before your first coffee
>
> http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/sttmnt2-eng.html
>
> "Regrettably, the CRA has been notified by the Government of Canada's lead
> security agencies of a malicious breach of taxpayer data that occurred over
> a six-hour period. Based on our analysis to date, Social Insurance Numbers
> (SIN) of approximately 900 taxpayers were removed from CRA systems by
> someone exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability. We are currently going
> through the painstaking process of analyzing other fragments of data, some
> that may relate to businesses, that were also removed."
>
> Is it simply that CSIS et al are they monitoring the forums that sell the
> stolen info?
>
> Or more ominously, are they monitoring the wire of all traffic to/from
> CRA?
> --
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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