Police investigating breach of confidential electronic Government information

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Police investigating breach of confidential electronic Government information

Halifax Regional Police is currently investigating a breach of electronic Nova Scotia Government files.

At 8:30 p.m. on April 7, police received a report from provincial government corporate security advising there had been breach of security on their network. The breach occurred between March 3 and March 5, 2018 and was discovered by a government employee on April 5.

Earlier this morning investigators with the General Investigation Section and Cyber Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Division executed a search warrant at an address in Halifax and took a person into custody in relation to the incident. The investigation is ongoing and charges have yet to be laid.

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