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XL Catlin Adds Cyber Solution to UK Casualty Insurance Offering

XL Catlin’s insurance operations in the UK announced the extension of its casualty insurance offering to include a cyber solution. The endorsement – which is designed for mid-sized and large companies that don’t require a stand-alone cyber solution – is …

Lawsuit Filed Against Hawaiian Restaurant Chain After Data Breach

Two people have filed a class-action lawsuit against Hawaii restaurant chain Zippy’s. Zippy’s alerted its customers April 27 that it experienced a data breach at all of its 25 restaurant, Napoleon’s Bakery, Kahala Sushi and Pearl City Sushi locations. It …

Today’s Hot Markets: Buyers Hungry For EPLI, Cyber and More

Insurance Journal examined industries experiencing changes, challenges, expansions and growth in the past year. Here are five industry sectors and insurance markets that could offer opportunities for agents and brokers in the property/casualty insurance industry in 2018. Employer Liability and …

How 2 Researchers Hope to Protect Power Grid with Cyber Insurance Modeling

The failure of even parts of the nation’s power grid could cause rolling blackouts that paralyze health care, traffic and business systems. With the advent of “smart” infrastructures that send data to the internet, cybersecurity is becoming a prime concern …

India Cyber Bank Heist Used ‘Similar’ Methods to $81M Bangladesh Bank Hack

Hackers who tried to steal nearly $2 million from India’s City Union Bank this month used tactics similar to those employed in the unsolved cyber heist of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in 2016, City’s CEO said on Monday. …

India’s City Union Bank Hit by Cyber Heist via SWIFT Payments System

India’s City Union Bank said on Sunday that “cyber criminals” had hacked its systems and transferred nearly $2 million through three unauthorized remittances to lenders overseas via the SWIFT financial platform. The comments come after the small private lender on …

Bangladesh to File Suit Against Philippines Bank over $81M Cyber Heist

Bangladesh’s central bank will file a lawsuit against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists two years ago, a deputy governor said on Wednesday. Unidentified hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at …

Nearly 75% of Organizations in 5 Countries Fail in Cyber Security Readiness: Hiscox

Major shortcomings exist in cyber security readiness for nearly three-quarters (73%) of more than 4,100 organizations in five countries, despite keen awareness of the threat, according to a study commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox. Indeed, almost half, or 45 percent, …

More Hackers Target Red-Hot Cryptocurrency Space: Report

Bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of about 1,500 other digital coins or tokens have drawn more hackers into the red-hot cryptocurrency space, expanding opportunities for crime and fraud, cyber security firm Digital Shadows warned in a report on Thursday. “Cyber …

Tokio Marine Kiln Taps Jomaa from CFC as Cyber Underwriter

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), the London-based provider of specialist and corporate insurance, has appointed Alex Jomaa as cyber underwriter. He takes up the role immediately and will report to Laila Khudairi, head of enterprise risk in London. Jomaa joins from …