Staff are working to get the province's online services back up. (Shutterstock)

Some online services offered by the P.E.I. government are being temporarily shut down as a preventative measure associated with the so-called Heartbleed Bug.

The Heartbleed Bug has affected websites around the world putting the integrity of information on these websites at risk. 

The P.E.I.government closed some of its sites to safeguard the integrity of the information they carry.

Staff in the department are working to resolve the matter and restore website services as soon as possible.