Premier comments on QEC cyber-security incident

Premier P.J. Akeeagok today released the following statement:

“Our government is actively assisting the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) in its response to this weekend’s illegal cyberattack. Cabinet and our regular members are being kept informed of the situation and are confident in the course of action being taken by the corporation and our public service.

The Departments of Community and Government Services, Justice, Finance and Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs have deployed services and personnel to help the corporation respond, while the corporation continues providing power to all of Nunavut’s communities.

These types of attacks are criminal. Expert cyber-security and legal advice have been retained and the RCMP are assisting QEC’s ongoing investigation. The corporation is following best practices and taking the utmost caution to protect the private information of QEC’s customers.

I want to thank Nunavummiut in advance for their patience while this network breach is resolved. We appreciate the diligent work of our team at QEC and support their efforts.”