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Virginia Says 172K Former Licensed Agent Records May Have Been Breached

Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) is advising former licensed insurance agents of the potential improper access to their personal data by a former contractor. The suspected compromise of personal data pertains to archived Bureau of Insurance records of insurance agents …

LIU Designs New Policy for Architects & Engineers With Data Breach Coverage

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has launched LIU Design and Data Insure, a new architects & engineers policy. The enhanced policy offers insurance and risk management services to help protect design firms from wrongful acts incurred …

Personal Info of 1,000 Clients Stolen from Florida County Health Department

More than 1,000 clients from Florida’s Palm Beach County Health Department are believed to have been victims of a data breach. The department said in a news release Monday that the IRS and FBI contacted the agency in February and …

Beazley Provides Data Breach Response Insurance in Canada

Beazley announced the launch of the company’s flagship Beazley Breach Response (BBR) product in Canada, which is data breach response insurance that protects the personal data of up to five million individuals per breach. Canada’s Digital Privacy Act, passed in …

Tech Firms Warn of Growing Cyber Risks: From Medical Devices to Sex Toys

It’s not just computers and mobile phones that are vulnerable to cyber attack, according to software firm Trend Micro. As more devices are hooked up to the internet, it could be anything from medical equipment to industrial machinery – and even sex …

Florida Hotel Chain Reports Potential Customer Data Breach

An Orlando-based hotel chain is reporting that some of its guests’ credit card information may have been breached. Rosen Hotels & Resorts Inc. said on its website that malware was installed on its payment card network, and in some instances, …

Chubb Offers ‘Cyber Enterprise Risk Management’ Solution for European Clients

Chubb announced the launch of Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as the company continues to invest in its cyber risk capabilities across Europe. Cyber Enterprise Risk Management as “an end-to-end risk management solution, designed to meet the needs of middle-market and larger …

California: 49M Records Breached in 4 Years

More than 49 million personal information records of California residents were compromised in 657 data breaches from 2012 to 2015, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a report citing tips on how people and businesses can protect themselves. Harris …

Cyber Attack on Britain’s TalkTalk Telecom Cost $115M and 101,000 Customers

A cyber attack on Britain’s TalkTalk Telecom Group in October cost the company as much as 80 million pounds ($115 million) but fewer customers than feared opted to end their subscriptions. Chief Executive Dido Harding went on television and radio in the …

Cyber Attacks on Private Sector a Growing Corporate Credit Risk: Moody’s

Cyber attacks on the private sector are an increasingly important risk in corporate credit analysis, U.S. ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service said this week. The threat of computer hacking varies from sector to sector and remains hard to measure because …