cyber crime News

Ironshore’s IronPro Launches Cyber Crime Product for English & Welsh Solicitors

IronPro, Ironshore’s financial and professional lines unit, is introducing Ironshore CyberCrime and DataProtect for English and Welsh Solicitors. Paragon International Insurance Brokers, a London-and-Bermuda-based independent global insurance broker, will exclusively market this product in conjunction with cyber monitoring and alert …

Hacker Used Employee Credentials to Breach University of Alaska Data

University of Alaska officials say someone used an employee’s credentials to hack into a network drive that contained private information like Social Security numbers of more than 5,400 students at the Mat-Su campus. Officials said in a release that there …

More Businesses Fear Losing Data than Getting Hacked, Survey Shows

Losing data strikes more fear in businesses than getting hacked. A survey released today by San Francisco, Calif.-based Wells Fargo Insurance shows 47 percent of mid-sized companies were concerned with losing private data compared with 26 percent worrying about hackers …

Cooper Gay Appoints Hacker as Group Chief Innovation Officer

Cooper Gay, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced the appointment of Peter Hacker as group chief innovation officer. He takes up his role with immediate effect reporting to Steve Hearn, group CEO. Hacker will develop risk and advisory …

Ongoing Soft Market Tops Reinsurers’ Concerns: Xuber Survey

Soft market conditions continue to be the biggest concern for the industry, followed by regulation, competition from third party capital, low investment returns, cyber crime and maintaining underwriting discipline, according to a survey completed by Xuber, the insurance software business …

Credit Suisse Sells Operational Risk Bonds, Insuring Rogue Trading, Cyber Crime

Credit Suisse Group AG sold 220 million Swiss francs ($222 million) of bonds designed to offload potential losses on events like rogue trading, with some investors sidestepping the issue because of the incalculable risk. The second-largest Swiss lender initially planned …

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Systemic Threat of Cyber Risk: Marsh & TheCityUK

Firms across the financial and related professional services industry need to take urgent action on their cyber risks, which present a “real and present danger” to the financial system, according to a new report published by TheCityUK and Marsh. Only …

Russian Hackers Moved Ruble-Dollar Rate at Regional Bank: Cyber-Security Firm

Hackers used malware to penetrate the defenses of a Russian regional bank and move the ruble-dollar rate more than 15 percent in minutes, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm hired to investigate the attack. Russian-language hackers deployed a virus known as …

Russia Cracks Down on Financial Hacking Ring, Raiding Moscow Office: Sources

Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. Cyber …

HSB Engineering Insurance Launches Cyber Insurance Cover for UK SMEs

HSB Engineering Insurance has launched a new cyber insurance product aimed directly at small to medium-sized businesses in the U.K. In response to the growing demand for insurance solutions to cover cyber risks, HSB’s Cyber Insurance product provides computer, data …