Terrorism News

Canada’s Energy Firms at Risk from Cyber, Bomb Attacks: Security Service

Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document seen by Reuters. …

Social Polarization, Inequality Raise Potential for Risk, Disruption: WEF

Rising inequality and social polarization are set to shape world developments for the next decade after contributing to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the ballot-box success of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said. …

Prosecutors Won’t Use Suspect’s Statement in New York, New Jersey Bombing Case

A federal prosecutor on Monday said the government won’t introduce at trial a lengthy statement from a man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey in order to keep to a scheduled trial date in March. …

German Police Resume Hunt for Killer in Christmas Market Terrorist Attack

German investigators intensified their search for the perpetrator of a deadly truck assault on a Christmas market in Berlin after an initial suspect was released, deepening the fear and uncertainty over what Chancellor Angela Merkel called a terrorist act. The …

Rising Risks Could Cost Global Cities $1.17 Trillion of GDP in 2017: Cambridge Study

The costs of major shocks to the global economy from natural and manmade threats could put at risk $1.17 trillion of the total projected GDP of the world’s major cities in 2017, according to the findings of a report compiled …

Talbot Underwriting Launches $50M Consortium to Cover NBCR Terrorism

Talbot Underwriting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings Ltd., announced the launch of a Lloyd’s led consortium for nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological (NBCR) terrorism. The facility will allow brokers to fully bind through one underwriter, with Talbot …

France to Hike Premium Tax to Bolster Compensation Fund for Attack Victims

France plans to increase a levy on property insurance policies to 5.90 euros [$6.30] from 4.30 euros [$4.59] per contract to bolster a fund that provides compensation to victims of attacks or other criminal acts. Following the Islamist attacks in …

International Forum of Terrorism Risk Re/Insurance Pools Launched

Pool Re, the state-backed UK reinsurer that covers terrorism related commercial property losses, announced the launch of the International Forum of Terrorism Risk Re/Insurance Pools (IFTRIP). The formation of IFTRIP is the culmination of a Pool Re led initiative, which …

Business Interruption Tops List of Risks Facing Global Organizations: Survey

Business interruption, property damage and general liability are the top three risks faced by businesses, non-governmental organizations and governmental agencies operating outside the U.S., according to the Summer/Fall edition of “Clements Worldwide Risk Index.” In fact, business interruption and property …

XL Catlin Updates Active Assailant Cover to Include Use of Road Vehicles in Attack

XL Catlin announced it has updated the wording of its “Active Assailant” coverage to include the use of road vehicles in an attack. Stephen Ashwell, XL Catlin’s chief underwriting officer for Crisis Management, said: “The tragic events that took place …