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UK Conservatives Say 'No' to Cyber Insurance Backstop

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Committee Chairs Accuses UK of Favoring an 'Ostrich Strategy' For Ransomware The Conservative government of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says it won't champion a reinsurance plan for cyber insurance similar to flood insurance, telling a parliamentary committee it doesn't want to "damage competition."

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Cybersecurity Insurance: Has It's Time Come?

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As the cyberthreat landscape grows exponentially more complicated, the insurance industry is trying to keep pace. Yet, many organizations still lack cybersecurity insurance. Lynn Peachey, director of business development at Arete Incident Response, breaks down the basics of these insurance policies.

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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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Insurer Tokio Marine Hit by Ransomware

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Firm Says Singapore Unit Was Targeted Tokio Marine, a Japan-based property and casualty insurer, says its Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore unit was hit by a ransomware attack this week.

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New Zealand Health Insurer Investigates IT Provider Hack

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Accuro Says Claims Processing Affected, No Evidence of Data Breach New Zealand private health insurer Accuro says an investigation into a cyber incident at a third party IT infrastructure provider so far has not revealed evidence of a data breach affecting its 34,000 customers. Customers should expect delayed service in claims processing.

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Who is Extorting Australian Health Insurer Medibank?

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Who is attempting to extort Australian health insurer Medibank, why did Medibank tell its attackers it wouldn't pay a ransom and will this deter future cyber extortionists? A Ransomware Group Has Given Medibank 24 Hours to Pay. But Medibank Says it Won't. Here are a few thoughts on the high cybercrime drama playing out.

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Insurer Chubb Investigating 'Security Incident'

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Maze Gang Claims Insurer Is a Victim, Emsisoft Reports Switzerland-based global insurance firm Chubb acknowledges that it's investigating a "security incident." Meanwhile, the Maze ransomware gang is claiming Chubb is its latest victim, according to researchers at the security firm Emsisoft.

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