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Insurers Drop Bid to Exclude Merck's $1.4B NotPetya Claims

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and several insurers that were appealing a 2023 court decision saying the insurance companies could not invoke "hostile warlike action" exclusions in refusing to pay drugmakers' claims filed after the 2017 NotPetya cyberattack. A Settlement Has Been Reached. So, How Might This Affect Similar Cases?

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How the Merck Case Shapes the Future of Cyber Insurance

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s proposed settlement with insurers over a $1.4 billion claim related to the NotPetya attack will change the language the insurance industry uses to exclude acts of war in its policies, and organizations need to consider how those changes affect risk, said attorney Peter Halprin. Merck & Co.'s

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Insurance Broker Notifying 1.5 Million of Health Info Hack

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California Firm Said August Attack Affected Clients' Data A California insurance broker that handles employee benefits, workers' compensation and property liability is notifying more than 1.5

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A Cyber Insurance Backstop

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In the first week of January, the pharmaceutical giant Merck quietly settled its years-long lawsuit over whether or not its property and casualty insurers would cover a $700 million claim filed after the devastating NotPetya cyberattack in 2017. The 9/11 attacks cost insurers and reinsurers $47 billion. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Lawsuit: Health Insurer's AI Tool 'Illegally' Denies Claims

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Plaintiffs Say UnitedHealthcare Algorithm Rejects Coverage for Elderly Patients The estates of two deceased UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage policyholders allege in a proposed federal class action lawsuit filed this week that the insurance giant is using an AI tool to illegally deny necessary coverage for post-acute care, such as skilled nursing, (..)

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Study Downplays Cyber Insurance As Incentive to Pay Ransom

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RUSI Study Finds 'No Smoking Gun' Suggesting Insureds Pay Extortion More Readily Fears that cyber insurance coverage drives companies into paying ransomware demands more easily than not appear unfounded, concludes a British think tank study that also suggests insurers should do more to enact corporate discipline.

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Breach Roundup: Swedish Insurer Fined $3M for GDPR Breach

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Also, Google Fitbit Faces Privacy Complaints From Schrems This week, the Swedish DPA fined an insurer $3 million for violating GDPR, a DDoS attack disrupted a German financial agency website, Google Fitbit faced privacy complaints from Schrems, Ragnar Locker published hacked hospital data, and Seville, Spain dealt with the aftermath of a ransomware (..)

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