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Another Federal Circuit Finds Phishing Loss Covered Under Crime Policy

Companies of all sizes have fallen victim to attacks whereby fraudsters will use deceptive communications, such as spoofed emails, to trick an employee into transferring money into the fraudsters’ control. While these increasingly prevalent schemes are an ever-present risk for …

Impact of Court Ruling Chubb Unit’s Crime Policy Covers ‘Spoofed’ Wire Transfer

In a closely-watched case on insurance coverage in an age of expanding cyber risk, a federal appeals court in New York has upheld a lower court ruling that a commercial crime insurance policy covers wire transfer losses resulting from a …

Timeline: Growing List of Major Cryptocurrency Heists

The $500 million heist of digital tokens from Japanese exchange Coincheck Inc. on Friday is remarkable for its sheer size, but thefts in the lightly regulated world of cryptocurrencies are woefully frequent. In less than a decade, hackers have stolen …

Insurers Begin to Offer Cryptocurrency Theft Cover, Tackling Risks of Growing Sector

Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business. So far only a few insurers sell such …

XL Catlin Introduces Commercial Crime Insurance Policy

To help businesses recover from the financial repercussions of corporate crime, XL Catlin’s Global Crime business has introduced a new commercial crime insurance policy in the US. According to Greg Bangs, chief underwriting officer of XL Catlin’s Global Crime insurance …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Launches Crime Protection Policy in Canada

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced a crime protection policy along with a new executive impersonation coverage endorsement for large public and private companies in Canada. “Designed by BHSI executives with more than three decades in the fidelity and …

AIG’s Barone Joins Beazley’s Fidelity and Crime Insurance Unit

Beazley Plc hired Matt Barone from American International Group Inc., becoming the second insurer in a month to recruit from AIG to build groups that sell coverage protecting corporate clients against crimes. Barone joins the fidelity bond and crime team …

Chubb Launches Crime Coverage for Payment Fraud

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has created a crime insurance endorsement to help protect companies from an increasingly prevalent type of fraud. Chubb’s Social Engineering Fraud Endorsement provides coverage for an organization’s losses when an employee is tricked into …

IronPro Enters Fidelity, Crime Insurance Market

IronPro, the U.S. professional and management liability unit of Ironshore Inc., is entering the fidelity & crime insurance market with product capacity limits available of up to $30 million. Kevin Finn has been named IronPro’s Fidelity & Crime product manager, …

Washington Nationals Sue Crime Insurer Over Player’s Lie About Age

Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals sued an insurance company for $1 million for declining to provide crime insurance coverage for an alleged fraud scheme involving a team executive linked to the signing of a player who was four years older …