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Hacker Used Employee Credentials to Breach University of Alaska Data

University of Alaska officials say someone used an employee’s credentials to hack into a network drive that contained private information like Social Security numbers of more than 5,400 students at the Mat-Su campus. Officials said in a release that there …

VW’s Keyless Entry Systems Vulnerable to Hacking: European Researchers

Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years, and some current models, are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers. Computer security experts …

U.S. Treasury Unit Reviews Fosun’s Acquisition of Ironshore

U.S. authorities are conducting a review of China’s Fosun Group’s acquisition in November 2015 of Bermuda-based insurer Ironshore. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, regularly conducts company reviews …

Beazley & Munich Re to Offer Broad Cyber Cover for Large Global Companies

Beazley, a pioneer in data breach response insurance and the largest insurer of cyber liability risks in the Lloyd’s market, has partnered with the Corporate Insurance Partner unit of Munich Re to offer broad protection for the digital assets and …

Beazley Provides Data Breach Response Insurance in Canada

Beazley announced the launch of the company’s flagship Beazley Breach Response (BBR) product in Canada, which is data breach response insurance that protects the personal data of up to five million individuals per breach. Canada’s Digital Privacy Act, passed in …

Cyber Attacks on Private Sector a Growing Corporate Credit Risk: Moody’s

Cyber attacks on the private sector are an increasingly important risk in corporate credit analysis, U.S. ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service said this week. The threat of computer hacking varies from sector to sector and remains hard to measure because …

Allianz Teams with Volkswagen, Bayer and BASF in Anti-Hacking Venture

The German car giant that gave the world the Beetle may soon help you fend off cyber criminals. Volkswagen AG teamed with insurer Allianz SE, medical company Bayer AG and chemicals producer BASF SE to sell information-technology security services to …

Sony, Zurich Reach Settlement in PlayStation Data Breach Case in New York

Sony Corp. of America and Zurich American Insurance Co. have reached a settlement in a commercial general liability (CGL) policy coverage case stemming from the April 2011 hacking of Sony’s PlayStation online services, according to court documents filed Thursday. The …

N.Y. Court: Zurich Not Obligated to Defend Sony Units in Data Breach Litigation

A New York trial court recently ruled in a commercial general liability (CGL) policy coverage case that Zurich American Insurance Co. has no duty to defend Sony Corp. of America and Sony Computer Entertainment America in litigation stemming from the …

Las Vegas Sands Says Hacking Went Further Than Email, Websites

Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. says hacking into their websites and internal systems last week went deeper than the company previously acknowledged. All of the Las Vegas-based company’s sites were down for six days after hackers posted images apparently …