Unauthorized spam sent by government e-mail system

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Islanders who received an e-mail titled “Tonight's Winner is Drawn in 10 Hours” should not click on the link it provides and are asked to delete the message.

The provincial government’s e-mail newsletter system was accessed without authorization on Sunday, September 17. As a result, the unauthorized spam message was sent out to roughly 94,000 subscribers.

The e-mail system was taken offline and the incident is being looked into.


Media contact:
Wayne MacKinnon

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Ministère des Finances
Immeuble Shaw, 2e étage (sud)
95, rue Rochford
C.P. 2000
Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.) C1A 7N8

Téléphone : 902-368-4040
Télécopieur : 902-368-6575