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Banks Seek More Insurance Protection Against Cyber Attacks, Rogue Traders

Banks are increasingly turning to insurance to protect their capital from “operational risks” like cyber attacks and rogue traders, and insurers say they can help safeguard lenders by providing an extra layer of expertise. After a spate of expensive court …

Demand for Cyber Insurance in China Expected to Rise After WannaCry Attack: AIG

Demand for cyber insurance from firms in Greater China and elsewhere in Asia is poised to soar, based on inquiries received after the “WannaCry ransomware” attack earlier this year, executives at American International Group Inc. said. The American insurer saw …

Cyber Attacks Against Ships’ GPS Systems Prompts Return of Radio as Backup

The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. Ships use GPS (Global Positioning System) and other similar devices that …

Update: Cyber Attacks Start to Hit Earnings of Global Companies

The cyber attack that crippled Ukraine businesses and spread worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and corporate offices has taken a costly toll on the results of major U.S. and European companies in the latest quarter, with more to …

XL Catlin Offers Cyber & Data Protection Policy in Asia Pacific

XL Catlin announced it has launched its Cyber and Data Protection insurance policy in Asia Pacific. With cyber risk ranking in the top 10 in today’s emerging risks, the new policy is designed to protect businesses from the increasing exposures …

Symantec to Acquire Israeli Cyber Security Startup Fireglass

Symantec Corp. is acquiring Israeli cyber security startup Fireglass, the company said on Thursday, in a small deal designed to boost its products that protect corporate email and web browsing from threats. Symantec is paying an undisclosed sum for the …

Days of Cyber Insurers Avoiding Costly Claims May Be Numbered: Expert

Cyber crime insurers largely avoided costly claims from the recent attacks that hit business around the globe. The next global virus could change that. “It’s exceptionally likely that we will see an event over the next months that will seriously …

Global Shipping Still Reeling from Cyber Attack; Insurers Warn of Coverage Gaps

Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry. About 90 percent of …

Hackers Target Canada Miners, Casinos, Demanding Bitcoin Ransoms: FireEye

The same hacker targeting Canadian casinos and mining companies for extortion since 2013 is planning more attacks, researchers at cyber security company FireEye Inc said in a report on Friday. FireEye said it believes that a single hacker or hacking …

Cyber Criminals or State-Backed Hackers? It’s Getting Harder to Tell…

Veteran espionage researcher Jon DiMaggio was hot on the trail three months ago of what on the face of it looked like a menacing new industrial espionage attack by Russian cyber spies. All the hallmarks were there: targeted phishing emails …