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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 …

London Insurance Market Vulnerable to Major Cyber Attack: Xchanging Survey

Only one-third of insurers in the London market believes their firm could withstand a major cyber attack, and almost half felt they were underprepared, according to a survey conducted by Xchanging plc, the U.K. business technology and services provider. Insurers, like many …

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 …

Uber Resorts to Legal Maneuver to ID Hacker Behind Data Breach

Ride service Uber is attempting a new legal maneuver to learn more about an Internet address that it thinks could help identify the individual who improperly accessed an Uber database last year, according to court filings this week. A San …

Hackers Find New Battleground in Space, Targeting Satellites in ‘Trophy Attacks’

Space, the ‘final frontier’, is rapidly becoming an extra-terrestrial battleground for corporate espionage and other types of cyber attack as hackers seek to gain commercial advantage from rival networks operating in the $330-billion space economy. At the same time, a …

Beazley, Aspen and Brit Launch ‘International Cyber Consortium’ at Lloyd’s

Beazley has joined forces with Lloyd’s syndicates managed by Aspen and Brit Global Specialty to launch the International Cyber Consortium. The consortium will focus on providing robust data breach cover to businesses domiciled outside the United States with revenues in …

New York Health Insurer’s Data Breach Puts 10M Records at Risk

Upstate New York health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield on Wednesday said its computer systems and those at affiliates had been breached, exposing data from more than 10 million members, in the latest case to show the industry is still struggling …

Hackers Target Data of Catholic Workers in Michigan

Hackers cracked a computer network and got access to Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 10,000 people who work for Roman Catholic churches or church affiliates around Michigan. “I cannot tell you how many prayers have …

XL Catlin Expands Data Breach Response Specialists Network

XL Catlin’s Cyber & Technology insurance business in North America is adding additional computer forensic and legal resources to its network of breach response specialists to help clients respond to breach incidents. XL Catlin’s newest breach response partners include Mandiant, …