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Suspected Russian Hack of U.S. Government: Espionage or Act of War?

The suspected Russian hack of U.S. government agencies has led to heated rhetoric from lawmakers, with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin calling it “virtually a declaration of war” and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio saying that “America must retaliate, and not just …

Pool Re Funds £10M Initiative to Help UK Businesses Improve Resilience to Terrorism

Pool Re, Britain’s terrorism reinsurer, is collaborating with UK government agencies to help businesses proactively protect against the risk of terrorism. The £10 million ($13.1 million) project is being funded by Pool Re, led by the UK Counter-Terrorism Police, in …

Pool Re Completes £2.3B ($3.1B) Terrorism Retrocession Placement

Pool Re, Britain’s state-backed terrorism reinsurer, has today completed placement of its £2.3 billion (US$3.1 billion) retrocession program with more than 50 international reinsurers, led by Munich Re. The program, provided on a three-year basis, is one of the largest …

As Cyber Insurance Market Grows, Accumulation Risk Is Key Concern: Geneva Assn.

Although cyber risk premiums have expanded sizably in recent years with loss ratios that compare favorably to other product lines, the danger of accumulation risks is a key concern for the market, according to a study released by insurance industry …

Pool Re Extends Retrocession Program to $2.9B with Cyber Terrorism Now Covered

Pool Re announced it has renewed its retro program and extended the cover to include material damage and direct business interruption (BI) caused by acts of terrorism “using remote digital interference.” The renewed cover, brokered by Guy Carpenter, has been …

Pool Re to Include Physical Damage from Cyber Terrorism, Effective April 2018

Pool Re, the UK’s terrorism reinsurance pool, announced it will extend its cover to include material damage and direct business interruption caused by acts of terrorism using a cyber trigger. The new cover will be available in April 2018. The …

EU Members Should Run Stress Tests for Banks’ Cyber Risks: EU Banking Chief

Domestic authorities in European Union member states should stress-test their financial institutions for cyber risks, a top EU supervisor said, saying banks might be required to hold extra capital as a buffer against what is an emerging threat. Speaking to …

Hackers Target SE Asian Banks, Revealing Campaign Against SWIFT Network

Investigators are examining possible computer breaches at as many as 12 banks linked to SWIFT’s global payments network that have irregularities similar to those in the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank, according to a person familiar …

Cyber Bank Thieves Stole $12M from Ecuador Bank in 2015, Using SWIFT System

Shortly after 7 p.m. on January 12, 2015, a message from a secure computer terminal at Banco del Austro (BDA) in Ecuador instructed San Francisco-based Wells Fargo to transfer money to bank accounts in Hong Kong. Wells Fargo complied. Over …

UK Banks Ordered to Update Cyber Security After $81M Bangladesh Bank Heist

The Bank of England ordered UK banks to detail steps taken to secure computers connected to the SWIFT bank messaging network about two months after a still-unidentified group used the system to steal $81 million from Bangladesh Bank, according to …