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

Insurance and Ransomware

Schneier on Security

As ransomware becomes more common, I’m seeing more discussions about the ethics of paying the ransom. Here’s one more contribution to that issue: a research paper that the insurance industry is hurting more than it’s helping.

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ISMG Editors’ Panel: Cyber Insurance; Ransomware Update

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Also: Debating the Issue of Banning Ransom Payments In this week's panel discussion, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss cyber insurance, persistent ransomware attacks and whether ransom payments should be banned

Insurer: Size of Claims Paid for Ransomware Attacks Declines

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Key Factors: Negotiating Lower Ransoms, Improving Recovery Cyber insurance provider Coalition Inc. says its clients' average claims for losses when they were hit by a ransomware attack totaled $184,000 in the first half of this year, down 45% compared to the second half of 2020.

UK Insurer Recovering From Ransomware Attack

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based insurance firm One Call says its systems were disrupted by a ransomware attack May 13 and it's still working to restore them. Local Newspaper Says DarkSide Gang Suspected to Be Involved The U.K.-based

Ransomware Attack Hits Asian Unit of Insurer AXA

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Avaddon Ransomware Gang Claims Responsibility Asia Assistance, a subsidiary of Paris-based multinational insurance company AXA, was hit by a ransomware attack that affected its IT operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines, the company reports

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."

Cyber Insurance: Higher Premiums, Limited Coverage

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GAO Report Summarizes Market Trends The increasing number of cyberthreats, especially ransomware attacks, is leading some cyber insurers to raise premiums and limit some coverage in hard-hit sectors, such as healthcare and education, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office

Insurance firm CNA discloses data breach after March ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Insurance giant CNA notifies customers of a data breach after the Phoenix CryptoLocker ransomware attack suffered in March. US insurance giant CNA is notifying customers of a data breach after the ransomware attack that it suffered in March.

Insurer AXA to Stop Paying for Ransomware Crime Payments in France via Insurance Journal

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“The word to get out today is that, regarding ransomware, we don’t pay and we won’t pay,” cybercrime prosecutor Johanna Brousse said at the hearing. The post Insurer AXA to Stop Paying for Ransomware Crime Payments in France via Insurance Journal appeared first on IG GURU.

Cyber-Insurance Fuels Ransomware Payment Surge

Threatpost

Companies relying on their cyber-insurance policies to pay off ransomware criminals are being blamed for a recent uptick in ransomware attacks.

Resilience CEO on White House Meeting, Cyber Insurance

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Vishaal Hariprasad Also Address How Ransomware Is Changing Security On Aug. 25, President Joe Biden invited about 25 technology, insurance, finance and education executives to the White House to discuss pressing cybersecurity issues such as supply chain and critical infrastructure.

Cyber Insurance Firms Start Tapping Out as Ransomware Continues to Rise

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A global insurance carrier refuses to write new ransomware policies in France, while insurers rewrite policies. Are we heading toward a day when ransomware incidents become uninsurable

Cyber Insurers Pull Back Amid Increase in Cyber Attacks, Costs

eSecurity Planet

The explosion of ransomware and similar cyber incidents along with rising associated costs is convincing a growing number of insurance companies to raise the premiums on their cyber insurance policies or reduce coverage, moves that could further squeeze organizations under siege from hackers.

Judge Rules Insurer Must Pay for Ransomware Damage

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Coverage Required Because Attack Caused 'Physical Loss or Damage' A federal judge has ruled that an insurer providing a "business owner's insurance policy" to a company that sustained a ransomware attack and was forced to replace most of its IT infrastructure must pay for the damages the security incident caused.

How Are Cyber Insurance Companies Assessing Ransomware Risk?

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From limiting claims payments to tying payments to policyholders' actions, the cyber insurance industry is in "a very dynamic place right now," says Corvus Insurance CEO Phil Edmundson

Do Ransomware Attackers Single Out Cyber Insurance Holders?

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Security Experts Express Skepticism That Criminals Would Bother Do criminal organizations prefer to target organizations that hold cyber insurance policies? A ProPublica report suggests that because cyber insurance policyholders are more likely to pay ransoms, they're a more frequent target. But some cybersecurity experts have expressed skepticism

Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Krebs on Security

Some of the world’s top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes.

Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) insurance giant discloses ransomware attack

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Gallagher (AJG) insurance giant disclosed a ransomware attack, the security breach took place on Saturday. Gallagher (AJG) global insurance brokerage firm confirmed that it was his with a ransomware attack on Saturday, September 26. US-based Arthur J.

Cyber Insurance Changes as Threats Evolve

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Ken Suh of Beazley on Assessing the Options In light of emerging cyberthreats, including ransomware, organizations must change how they assess their cyber insurance options, says Ken Suh of Beazley

Medical Debt Collection Firm R1 RCM Hit in Ransomware Attack

Krebs on Security

NASDAQ:RCM ], one of the nation’s largest medical debt collection companies, has been hit in a ransomware attack. R1 RCM acknowledged taking down its systems in response to a ransomware attack, but otherwise declined to comment for this story. R1 RCM Inc.

Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim

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A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases

Ransomware and the Role of Cyber Insurance via Teach Privacy

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Professor Daneil Solove interviews Kimberly Horn about Cyber Insurance and Ransomeware here. The post Ransomware and the Role of Cyber Insurance via Teach Privacy appeared first on IG GURU.

Ransomware: Should Governments Hack Cybercrime Cartels?

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Banning Ransom Payments and Unleashing Offensive Hacking Teams Being Mooted With ransomware continuing to fuel a massive surge in illicit profits, some experts have been calling on governments to launch offensive hacking teams to target cybercrime cartels.

Blackbaud Expects Cyber Insurer Will Cover Most Attack Costs

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Ransomware Attack's Economic Impact: $67 Million

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But insurance may cover much of the cost

As Ransomware Demands Boom, Insurance Keeps Paying Out

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While major carriers like AXA have backed away from covering ransoms, don't expect the industry at large to break the vicious cycle. Security Security / Security News

Insurance giant CNA Financial paid a $40 million ransom

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The US insurance giant CNA Financial reportedly paid a $40 million ransom to restore access to its files following a ransomware attack. The insurance company will not comment on the ransom. Recently another insurance firm, AXA , was the victim of a ransomware attack.

Major Israeli Insurance Company Hacked

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The personal information of thousands of Israeli citizens has been compromised as the result of a cyberattack on Shirbit, a leading insurance company. . The post Major Israeli Insurance Company Hacked appeared first on Adam Levin.

Ransomware Losses Drive Up Cyber-Insurance Costs

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Premiums have gone up by 7% on average for small firms and between 10% and 40% for medium and large businesses

Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Could Incur Steep Fines from Uncle Sam

Krebs on Security

Companies victimized by ransomware and firms that facilitate negotiations with ransomware extortionists could face steep fines from the U.S. “In my experience, OFAC and cyber insurance with their contracted negotiators are in constant communication,” he said.

Payroll/HR Giant PrismHR Hit by Ransomware?

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PrismHR , a company that sells technology used by other firms to help more than 80,000 small businesses manage payroll, benefits, and human resources, has suffered what appears to be an ongoing ransomware attack that is disrupting many of its services.

Norsk Hydro Breach: Update on Insurance Coverage

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So Far, Insurance Has Paid $3.6 million from its cyber insurer to cover expenses related to the LockerGoga ransomware attack it suffered in March that led to losses of $50 million to $71 million, the company revealed in its third quarter report Million, But More Anticipated So far, Norweigan aluminum company Norsk Hydro has received just $3.6

The Double-Edged Sword of Cybersecurity Insurance

Dark Reading

With ransomware on the rise, more organizations are opting to purchase cyber insurance -- tipping off criminals about how much to demand for access back to pilfered systems and data

Cybersecurity Insurance Not Paying for NotPetya Losses

Schneier on Security

This will complicate things: To complicate matters, having cyber insurance might not cover everyone's losses. Zurich American Insurance Company refused to pay out a $100 million claim from Mondelez, saying that since the U.S. I get that $100 million is real money, but the insurance industry needs to figure out how to properly insure commercial networks against this sort of thing. cybersecurity hacking insurance malware ransomware russia war

What’s Next for Ransomware in 2021?

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Ransomware response demands a whole-of-business plan before the next attack, according to our roundtable of experts.

Threatpost Poll: Weigh in on Ransomware Security

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Provide your views on ransomware and how to deal with it in our anonymous Threatpost poll. Breach Cloud Security Malware Vulnerabilities Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Healthcare poll ransomware

Insurance Giant CNA Hit with Novel Ransomware Attack

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The incident, which forced the company to disconnect its systems, caused significant business disruption. Malware Web Security

Colonial Pipeline discloses data breach after May ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Colonial Pipeline discloses a data breach of the personal information of thousands of individuals after the ransomware attack that took place in May 2021. The attack was orchestrated by the Darkside ransomware operators, the facility paid a $5 million ransom to recover stolen information.

Cyber insurance: A guide for businesses

IT Governance

That’s why they organisations increasingly relying on cyber insurance policies to cover the costs when data breaches and cyber attacks occur. But just how helpful is cyber insurance? What is cyber insurance? How does cyber insurance work? Who needs cyber insurance?