P.E.I. 2014 site hacked

Some people trying to access free concert tickets on the P.E.I. 2014 web site ran into problems

2014 site was redirected to porn, reports say

Some people trying to access free concert tickets on the P.E.I. 2014 website ran into problems Friday.

P.E.I. 2014 officials said their website was hacked, and redirected to a site with inappropriate content. There are reports the site was pornographic.

"Shortly before noon we noticed that there were some problems with the website," said P.E.I. 2014 Executive Director Penny Walsh McGuire.

"The P.E.I. 2014 website was being directed to an unfamiliar website to us and it was compromised. Thus we immediately directed our web server folks to pull the website down."

Walsh McGuire noted several other websites experienced similar problems. By early afternoon people attempting to get to the P.E.I. 2014 site were being directed to the main government website. 

Friday was the first day people could get the Concert for Canada passes.

Despite the technical problems, all ten thousand advance free access passes for the P.E.I. 2014 Canada Day concert were reserved.

Organizers said another five thousand free access passes will be available on a first-come first-served basis on July 1.

Those will be given out at the entrance gates at the Charlottetown Event Grounds

Meanwhile, provincial officials said some P.E.I. government sites were also affected by the hacking, including the 811 site. They said no physical servers or personal data had been compromised.