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P.E.I. government server hacked, fraudulent email sent

The government of P.E.I. is warning people that an email that was sent from one of their servers on Sunday is not a message from the government, their server had been hacked.

The email, with the subject line “Tonight’s Winner is Drawn in 10 Hours,” tells the recipient that they could be a winner of a Powerball lottery and prompts them to click on a link. The government is warning people not to click on the link.

The email was sent out to 94,000 addresses, according to a government spokesperson.

The Prince Edward Island government is currently investigating the security breach.

Read more at CBC News P.E.I.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.