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Anthem to Pay Nearly $40M Settlement Over 2015 Cyberattack

INDIANAPOLIS — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday that it will pay $39.5 million …

Cyberattack Hobbles Major Hospital Chain’s US Facilities

WASHINGTON — A computer outage at a major hospital chain thrust healthcare facilities across the U.S. into chaos Monday, with treatment impeded as doctors and nurses already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic were forced to rely on paper backup systems. …

Start Of School in Hartford Delayed by Ransomware Attack

HARTFORD, Conn. — One the worst cyberattacks yet against Connecticut’s capital city forced officials to postpone the first day of school Tuesday, disrupting the day for thousands of families as city computer experts rushed to restore systems vital for school …

Cyberattack on New Orleans City Computers Called ‘Minimal’

NEW ORLEANS — Officials announced Saturday that no data was held for ransom and that a recovery operation is getting underway after a cyberattack a day earlier triggered a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans. Chief Information Officer …

Merck Cyberattack’s $1.3 Billion Question: Was It an Act of War?

By the time Deb Dellapena arrived for work at Merck & Co.’s 90-acre campus north of Philadelphia, there was a handwritten sign on the door: The computers are down. It was worse than it seemed. Some employees who were already …

Hackers Net $4.2M in Cyber Theft from Oklahoma Pension Fund

OKLAHOMA CITY — The FBI is investigating after computer hackers managed to steal about $4.2 million in funds from a pension system for retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and other state law enforcement officers, state officials said Friday. A notice …

Subrogation Counsel, Data Breaches, And Cybersecurity

What do you really know about the strengths and weakness of the cybersecurity measures taken by the subrogation counsel and recovery vendors you engage to assist with subrogation recoveries? This past April, Yahoo entered into a $117.5 million settlement in …

Allaying Consumer Concern Over Cyber Risk

Consumers continue to report concern during online transactions and social media use but don’t always maintain safeguards to protect themselves, according to Prashant Pai, vice president of cyber offerings strategy at Verisk Analytics. In a recent interview with Claims Journal, …

World’s Biggest Shipper Reports Cyberattack Cost up to $300M

The June cyberattack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world’s biggest container shipping line between $200 million and $300 million, A.P. Moller-Maersk said Wednesday. The Copenhagen-based group, which was particularly …

Researchers Say Popular Robots Dangerously Easy to Hack

Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive Inc. said. The Seattle-based cybersecurity firm found major security flaws in industrial models sold by Universal …