November 8, 2017 Prince Albert Police Service staff discovered that their home website had been changed and the front page replaced. IT professionals were immediately notified.
The web site is currently being restored to its previous functional state.
All content on the Prince Albert Police Service website is open to the public and we have confirmed no information or privacy breach has occurred.
This has not previously occurred to the Prince Albert Police Service website and proactive measures are being taken to prevent this from happening again.
This incident has had a minimal impact to the operations of the Prince Albert Police Service, with the exception of the website being temporarily unavailable. We apologize to the public for any inconvenience.
The group responsible for changes to the website have been in the media previously due to activity on other sites. Prince Albert Police Service will not comment on this group as we do not want to promote them further in the media.
Deputy Chief Jeff Rowden states “This incident serves as a reminder to the public that agencies and individuals can be vulnerable and if they receive questionable e-mails or content on their computer or device to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or their internet service provider.”
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre can be contacted at 1-888-495-8501or by visiting their website at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.
Sgt. Travis Willie