CRA Site Down All Weekend

The Canada Revenue Agency took its online services down Friday afternoon, after discovering an "internet vulnerability that affects some computer servers used by websites worldwide."

The CRA first took its website down as a precaution at midnight on March 10, said one official, adding "action was taken" to protect web servers, and the website and digital services went back online an hour and a half later.

Later Friday afternoon, however, Samson said the CRA determined that while its website was protected, its digital services were "potentially vulnerable.

Affected services included My Account, My Business Account, Represent a Client, the MyCRA mobile application, the MyBenefits mobile application, Netfile, EFILE and Auto-Fill My Return.

Sunday afternoon around 5 p.m. EDT, all of CRA's digital services were returned to service. Individuals, businesses and representatives were again able to file returns, make payments, and access other digital services available through the CRA’s website, including all its secure portals.