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StatsCan, CRA outages ‘preventative’ measure: gov’t officials

telecom | 03/13/2017 9:00 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A known software vulnerability led the federal government to pull Statistics Canada and Canada Revenue Agency websites offline late last week, officials said Monday, calling the exercise a proactive approach to ensuring the safety of citizen’s information. “What we’re facing today is a worldwide issue with this version of the Apache Struts software,” John Glowacki, chief operating officer of Shared Service Canada, said during a press briefing....