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Munich Re, Beazley Partner to Provide Enhanced Cover for Large Cyber Risks

Building on their existing collaboration, Beazley and Munich Re’s Corporate Insurance Partner announced the creation of “Vector,” a partnership that aims “to bring innovation and capacity to the large cyber market.” Vector cements a relationship the two insurers forged a …

Hackers Target Japan’s Mobile Gamers to Access Their Employers’ Data

Gamers beware: hackers offering free virtual trinkets don’t care about your passwords or personal data, but your employer’s most closely guarded secrets. An employee at a Japanese high-tech company learned this the hard way, duped by a fake giveaway for …

Political Risk a Growing Concern, Say Brokers, Insurers

Evan Freely has been insuring global risks for years — through the 2008 market meltdown, the 2002 crisis in Argentina, and the 1993 downturn in Venezuela. Yet turmoil now seems to be coming at a more rapid pace than he’s seen …

Cyber Breaches Permanently Hit Share Prices, Especially Financials: Study

Cyber security breaches erode companies’ share prices permanently, with financials the worst hit, a study issued by IT consultant CGI and Oxford Economics has found. Severe cyber security breaches, such as those having legal or regulatory consequences, involve the loss of hundreds of …

International, Large-Scale Cyber Attack Uncovered by Cyber Security Watchdogs

A large-scale cyber attack from a group targeting organizations in Japan, the United States, Sweden and many other European countries through IT services providers has been uncovered, the Swedish computer security watchdog said on Wednesday. The cyber attack, uncovered through a collaboration by Britain’s …

New Digital Evidence Emerges of N. Korea Connection to Bangladesh Bank Heist

Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab on Monday said it had obtained digital evidence that bolsters suspicions by some researchers that North Korea was involved in last year’s $81 million cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of …

Heist of $81M from Bangladesh Bank Blamed on ‘State-Sponsored Attack’

The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was “state-sponsored,” an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said on Wednesday. Lamont Siller, the …

UK’s Terrorism Reinsurer, Pool Re, Plans to Extend Cover to Include Cyber

Britain’s 6 billion pounds ($7.3 billion) terrorism reinsurance fund hopes to extend its cover to include cyber attacks on property, chief executive Julian Enoizi said. Pool Re, set up in 1993, acts as a backstop to insurers paying out claims …

Lloyd’s MGA, CFC Underwriting, Launches Cyber Incident Response App

CFC Underwriting, the London-based specialist lines underwriting agency, announced the launch of a new cyber incident response application. The app allows policyholders to notify a claim with a click of a button and receive specialist support from CFC’s global cyber …

Confusing, Costly Cyber Policies Create Obstacles to Market Growth: Deloitte

Despite the rising profile of cyber risks, buyers have failed to widely embrace cyber coverage. At the same time, insurers generally have remained cautious about writing the coverage on a large scale basis. A recent report published by accounting and …