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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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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 HardBit 2.0 Ransomware Tactics Target Insurance Coverage

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Hackers Demand Info on Victim's Cyber Insurance Policy to Negotiate Ransom Demand The newly relaunched HardBit 2.0 ransomware group is now demanding victims disclose details of their cyber insurance coverage before negotiating a ransom demand.

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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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Australian Insurer Medibank Says Incident Was Ransomware

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Apparent Spate of Australian Data Breaches Continues Australian health insurer Medibank told investors it stopped a probable ransomware attack before the attack could steal data or maliciously encrypt its systems.

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Cyber Insurers Pledge to Help Reduce Ransom Payments

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Firms Back New Guidance for Victims From UK's National Cyber Security Centre A coalition of cyber insurance associations has pledged to back fresh government cybersecurity guidance designed to help victims avoid ever paying a ransom, as part of an ongoing push to reduce ransomware's profitability for criminals in part by improving organizations' resilience (..)

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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.

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