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UK Suspect Arrested in Deutsche Telekom Cyber Attack

British authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a cyber attack that infected nearly 1 million routers used to access Deutsche Telekom’s internet service, German federal police said on Thursday. Britain’s National Crime Agency detained the 29-year-old Briton at one of …

Cyber Attacks Remain at Top of List of Business Continuity Worries: Survey

The threat of cyber attacks and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the biggest worries for businesses around the world, according to a study of companies in 79 countries. The number one issue for executives working in business …

New York State Finalizes First-in-Nation Cyber Security Regulation

New York state announced a final cyber security regulation on Thursday with mandatory standards for banks and insurers to combat the ever-increasing risk of cyber attacks. The regulation, which takes effect March 1, follows a series of high-profile data breaches …

Ukraine Blames Russian Hackers for Attacks on Power Grid, Financial System

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russian hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with a new type of virus that attacks industrial processes, the latest in a series of cyber offensives against the country. Oleksandr Tkachuk, Ukraine’s security service …

UK Opens National Cyber Security Centre; MGA Sciemus Comments

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was officially launched this week – a government sponsored organization that is focused on improving the UK’s cyber security and cyber resilience. The NCSC will use its new offices in Victoria, London “to manage incidents, …

Gallagher Launches Manufacturers’ Cyber Solution to Close Coverage Gaps

Arthur J. Gallagher announced it has responded to the “perfect storm” facing manufacturers – a rising risk of cyber attacks, coupled with increased vulnerability and largely excluded exposures – by designing a tailor-made policy to more effectively transfer their unique …

Tesco Bank Hack Still a Mystery – to Frustration of Other UK Lenders

British banking executives and security experts are growing frustrated at the dearth of information available more than three months after 2.5 million pounds ($3.09 million) was stolen from Tesco Bank in the UK’s biggest financial cyber heist. Security officers normally share information …

UK Firms Lack Board-Level Digital Skills to Deal with Cyber Attacks: Deloitte

Only 5 percent of large U.K. companies say their boards include directors with expertise in information technology or cyber security, even though the vast majority identify hacking and other digital threats as serious risks, a report showed. In the event …

Ransomware Attacks Quadrupled in 2016; Expected to Double in 2017: Beazley

Specialty insurer Beazley, which offers data breach response insurance, said its specialized breach response unit saw ransomware attacks quadruple in 2016 and the insurer projects they will double again in 2017. Nearly half of these attacks occurred in the healthcare …

Cat Simulations Test London Insurers’ Vulnerabilities to Next ‘Big One’

A major $200 billion loss from a combination of a cyber attack, U.S. hurricane and the failure of a reinsurer could strip insurers of up to 120 percent of their net capital base, tests of insurers in London showed. However, capital-raising or asset …