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Viewpoint: Calculating Business Interruption Costs in Cyber Claims

While cyber was incorporated in some general liability policies (GL) of the 1980s, the first cyber standalone policy was written in 1997 through American International Group. Though groundbreaking, as it was the first to address cybersecurity, it was a third-party …

Security Firm Finds Flaws in Indian Online Insurance Broker

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last month, a small cybersecurity firm told a major Indian online insurance brokerage it had found critical vulnerabilities in the company’s internet-facing network that could expose sensitive personal and financial data from at least 11 million …

Seattle Jury Convicts Hacker for Massive Capital One Breach

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury on Friday convicted a former Seattle tech worker of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019. Paige Thompson, 36, a former Amazon software engineer who …

Data Breach at Health Care Organization May Affect 2 Million

BOSTON (AP) — A digital attack on a Massachusetts-based health care organization may have compromised the personal information of as many as 2 million people, officials said. Shields Health Care Group Inc., which provides imaging and ambulatory surgical services at …

Beefing Up its Cybersecurity, Google Buys Mandiant for $5.4B

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Google is fortifying its cloud services with a $5.4 billion acquisition of the cyber security firm Mandiant, the companies announced Tuesday. The acquisition is the first of many that analysts foresee in the cyber security …

Data of 515,000 People at Risk After ‘Sophisticated’ Hack of Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross said that personal data of 515,000 vulnerable people were compromised in a “sophisticated” hack. The cyberattack targeted a contractor in Switzerland that stores Red Cross data. There’s no indication yet that the data …

Robinhood Data Breach Nightmare Hinged on Customer Service Slip

Robinhood Markets Inc. caught criticism last year for its shortcomings in customer support. After racing to staff up, the company has a new problem: a customer service representative mishap allowed a hacker to steal the personal information of about 7 …

Sinclair Broadcast Group Identifies Data Breach

Sinclair Broadcast Group said Monday that it’s suffered a data breach and is still working to determine what information the data contained. The company said it started investigating the potential security incident on Saturday and on Sunday it identified certain …

Data of 40 Million Plus Exposed in Latest T-Mobile Breach

The names, Social Security numbers and information from driver’s licenses or other identification of just over 40 million people who applied for T-Mobile credit were exposed in a recent data breach, the company said Wednesday. The same data for about …

Critical Entities Targeted in Suspected Chinese Cyber Spying

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A cyberespionage campaign blamed on China was more sweeping than previously known, with suspected state-backed hackers exploiting a device meant to boost internet security to penetrate the computers of critical U.S. entities. The hack of Pulse …