The increasing cyber security threat continues to raise a series of privacy risks for organizations. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has been regularly focusing on cyber security in letters of findings and guidance and, most recently, in a report, entitled “Privacy and Cyber Security: Emphasizing privacy protection in cyber security activities”.
On February 19th, 2013, Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked. By hacked, we mean totally overhauled to look like a McDonald’s Twitter account, and offensive and indiscernible tweets sent out. The contravention lasted about three hours, until Twitter suspended the account. Burger King sent out the following press release, in regards to the situation:
A growing number of companies are investing in cyber risks insurance, which offers a degree of protection against the consequences of cyberattacks such as hacking, business disruptions and digital data breaches. Organizations are increasingly buying insurance to protect against losses from computer breaches.