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Cyber Risks to Exceed Natural Disasters for Insurers: Scor CEO

Cyber risks will soon become bigger risks than natural catastrophes for the insurance sector, Scor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Denis Kessler said, recommending the industry build a comprehensive, common global scale to assess cyber-related incidents. “I dream of a …

RIMS Speakers Offer Guidance on Preparing for Disaster

BOSTON — Preparing for the unthinkable requires a lot thought. Risk management professionals on Monday cautioned audiences of the myriad pitfalls in planning for catastrophes during the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s annual conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition …

FBI Reports Cybercrime Losses Nearly Doubled in 2018

The amount of reported losses from cyber crime nearly doubled in 2018 to $2.7 billion, with almost half of that from business email schemes that targeted wire transfer payments, according the FBI’s 2019 Internet Crime Report. The report, prepared by …

Ransom Demands Increasing as More Virulent Viruses Emerge

The average ransom paid to cyber criminals nearly doubled to $12,762 per incident in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $6,733 during the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report released today by Coveware, a cybersecurity firm based …

Norsk Hydro’s Production Near Normal after Cyber Attack

Production at Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro was back to near normal after a cyber attack last month, the company said on Friday. The group halted some of its production on March 19 and switched other units to manual operation …

Initial Loss from Norsk Hydro’s Cyber Attack May Exceed $40 Million

Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro may have lost more than $40 million in the week that followed a cyber attack that paralyzed parts of its operations, and a full recovery of IT systems will take weeks or more, the company …

NAS Says Ransomware Demands Growing Along with Cyber Claim Costs

Cybercrime claims by policyholders outside the health care sector nearly doubled in 2018, led by financial fraud, often phishing schemes that lead to payments or wire transfers to criminals posing as clients or business partners, NAS Insurance said in a …

Norsk Hydro Ransomware Attack Is ‘Severe,’ but Common

Norsk Hydro ASA confirmed that a ransomware attack was behind production outages across the aluminum producer’s operations in Europe and the U.S. The perpetrators are still unknown but the work is similar to other recent breaches. The Norwegian company, one …

McAfee Labs: 5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2018

The evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes, long-term implications of corporations gathering children’s user-generated content, and the emergence of a …

Insurer Offers Standalone Cyber App to Thwart Network Shutdowns, Reduce Delayed Reporting

A new mobile app released by Chubb promises to reduce delays in reporting cyber incidents, offering a work around in cases where hackers shut down whole networks. The Cyber Alert mobile application allows 24/7 reporting for commercial cyber customers in …