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Los Angeles County Email Hack Exposes Data of 750K people

Officials say a Nigerian national has been charged in connection with a hack of Los Angeles County emails that might have exposed personal data from more than 750,000 people who had business with county departments. The district attorney’s office says …

Germany’s Cyber Security Watchdog Urges Yahoo Users to Switch Email Providers

Germany’s cyber security authority, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), criticized Yahoo on Thursday for failing to adopt adequate encryption techniques to protect its users’ personal data. The BSI also advised German consumers to consider switching to alternatives for …

Yahoo Warns 2nd Hack Exposed 1 Billion Users in Largest Data Breach in History

Yahoo Inc. warned on Wednesday that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history. The number of affected accounts …

Massive Yahoo Breach Happened 2 Years Ago

Yahoo Inc. said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world’s biggest known cyber breach by far. Cyber …

BHSI Offers Cyber Liability Cover in New Zealand; Marshall to Lead Product Line

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) announced that it has introduced cyber liability insurance in New Zealand and appointed Ian Marshall to lead the product line locally as senior underwriter, Executive & Professional Lines. BHSI’s new cyber liability policy covers …

BHSI Launches Cyber Liability Cover in Australia; Osgood Leads Product Line

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) announced it has introduced cyber liability insurance in Australia and named Emma Osgood as head of Cyber Liability in the region. BHSI is focusing on the mid-to-large-tier market segment and will tailor solutions for …

5,400 Oregon Patients Notified of Records Breach

Providence Health & Services in Oregon is notifying about 5,400 current and former patients that a former employee may have improperly accessed their patient records. Providence said in a statement that it learned of the breach in May during an …

Centene Says Missing Hard Drives Hold Information on Nearly 1 Million

Centene Corp., a St. Louis, Mo.-based healthcare enterprise that provides products and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, announced an ongoing comprehensive internal search for six hard drives that are unaccounted for in its inventory of information technology (IT) assets. …

XL Catlin Launches Online Data Breach Resource Portal

XL Catlin’s Cyber & Technology insurance business has launched a new online resource – CyberRiskIQ.com, to provide clients with support for cybersecurity readiness and incident response services. CyberRiskIQ.com features a comprehensive portal including: Information on the underwriting and claims cyber/tech …

CFC Partners With Cyber Security Ratings Firm to Evaluate Insureds’ Cyber Risk

Specialist lines underwriting agency CFC has formed a partnership with cyber security ratings agency, BitSight Technologies. CFC will use BitSight’s ratings tool to provide insight into the cyber threats that their clients face. Ratings are calculated on a daily basis …