Mar
2
2020

Proactive measures taken by Province to mitigate the effects of a data breach

Very recently, we have become aware of a limited breach that has occurred in relation to the ransomware event, and at this stage, it appears that a small amount of data was moved from Government of PEI servers. 

As a proactive measure, government officials will communicate with any suspected impacted citizens personally, if it is determined that any of their personal information may be involved.

As stewards of Islanders’ personal information, continued protection is of the utmost importance, as is limiting the impact of this event to those personally affected.  

The investigation into the attack is ongoing, and we will continue to communicate openly when appropriate to do so.   

Media contact:
Spencer Lee
Department Finance
902-368-5501
snlee@gov.pe.ca  

General Inquiries

Department of Finance
2nd Floor South, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4040
Fax: (902) 368-6575

DeptFinance@gov.pe.ca