The province is investigating a handful of government email addresses found in the Ashley Madison data breach.
The Ministry of Technology, Innovation, and Citizen Services says it has determined there were 14 government email addresses in the Ashley Madison data.
Of those, the ministry says five are inactive accounts and no longer in use. They are now investigating.
“Our primary concern is security at this time. We want to make sure government email accounts remain secure and that government systems aren’t compromised.”
Security an issue
The ministry also adds that the Office of the Chief Information Officer has taken steps to ensure the integrity of BC government computer systems.
It says it has spoken to an unspecified number of “impacted employees” to make sure things like passwords remain secure.
It also notes because the infidelity website didn’t have an email verification process it cannot verify the actual user of the email accounts was the person using the site.
Any provincial employees who may be found to have inappropriately used their government computer systems could face discipline.