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NotPetya Cyber Attack Cost World’s Biggest Container Shipping Line up to $300M

The June cyber attack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world’s biggest container shipping line between $200 million and $300 million, A.P. Moller-Maersk said Wednesday. The Copenhagen-based group, which was …

Canada’s Economical Offers Cyber Cover for Business Losses After Data Breaches

Economical Insurance has launched cyber coverage that is available to commercial policies to support Canadian businesses in the event of a data breach. Called “EXPERT Cyber,” the Economical product provides response services and coverage for both first- and third-party losses …

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 …

Italy’s UniCredit Reveals Massive Data Breach Involving 400,000 Bank Accounts

UniCredit SpA said hackers accessed about 400,000 client bank accounts in Italy, taking biographical and loan data in one of the biggest breaches in Europe to date. The breaches occurred in September and October of 2016 and June to July …

Looming EU Cyber Rules to Provide ‘Shot in Arm’ for Cyber Market: A.M. Best

The European Union’s looming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require mandatory notification of serious data breaches and potentially massive fines for failure to comply. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the GDPR, to be rolled out …

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 Insurance Market Growing Slower Than Expected: Allianz

The tiny market for cyber insurance has been slower to develop than generally anticipated, a member of Allianz’s board said in an interview. The European market for cyber insurance currently has a premium volume of around 200 million euros ($224 …

TMK Launches Visual Effects, Post Production Media Cover

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), the London-based specialist insurance business, announces the launch of visual effects (VFX) and post production media insurance. TMK said its post-production media insurance offers flexible cover for companies specializing in online or offline editing and digital …

Firms Turn to Kidnap Insurance Policies to Cover Ransomware Losses

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world’s political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as “WannaCry,” insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not …

Novae Expands Cyber Team with Appointment of Quick from IBM

Novae Group plc, the specialist listed Lloyd’s insurer, announced that Stuart Quick has joined its cyber team as breach response and cyber operations manager, reporting to Dan Trueman, head of cyber and chief innovation officer. Quick was previously a managing …