In 2016, nearly 24,000 cybercrime-related cases were reported to Canadian police, up by 58 per cent over 2014. (Shutterstock)
The importance of obtaining cyber insurance has again hit home, following the release of a report that found by mid-2018, Canada was the country with the third most cyber incidents in the world and ninth most exposed records.
Air Canada says the personal information for about 20,000 customers "may potentially have been improperly accessed" via a breach in its mobile app, so the company has locked down all 1.7 million accounts as a precaution until customers change their passwords.
PC Optimum has announced new security measures including stronger password requirements
Privacy Commissioner and advocates warn Canadians to keep data secure at border
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