Islanders information protected as Government addresses malware discovery

On Sunday afternoon (February 23), Government discovered malware on its network, and extensive efforts continue to be taken to ensure Islanders’ personal information is protected. 

Best practice measures to combat the malware were immediately put in place, and an extensive investigation is underway. Based on our investigation, there is currently no reason to believe that Islanders’ personal information has been affected by the malware. 

Government services continue to be available without interruption, including payments to clients; however, Islanders may experience slower services for a few more days as efforts are ongoing to ensure the elimination of the malware and the continued safety of Islanders’ information.  

As stewards of Islanders’ personal information, we felt that the public should be made aware of this discovery and reassured that security of their information is extremely important to the Government. 

Media contact:
Spencer Lee
Department Finance

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