You know those emails from your bank asking you to click on a link going to a suspicious-looking domain?
Apparently, even people who work for the B.C. government can be fooled by these kinds of things too.
Check out the statement just issued by Bette-Jo Hughes, chief information officer at the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services:
This morning a computer virus caused by a malicious file attachment has infected the government's email servers. As soon as we became aware of the issue, we took immediate steps to mitigate the exposure to the government network and protect against the loss of information.
Government takes this matter very seriously. As a precaution, we have temporarily disabled our email servers while we work with our vendors to resolve the issue.
Protection of our data and networks is a top priority and we are working with our vendors to remove and secure the e-mail system as quickly as possible.
This might not be the end of this story. Stay tuned.