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LockerGoga cyber attack was a wake-up call: Johansmeyer, PCS

9th May 2019

The LockerGoga ransomware attack was a wake-up call for the insurance and reinsurance industry and underlines the complex, emerging, and fast-moving nature of cyber risk, according to Property Claim Services (PCS) Co-Head, Tom Johansmeyer. LockerGoga is the strain of ransomware behind the recent Norsk Hydro cyber attack, as well as multiple attacks on ... Read the full article

Norsk Hydro updates cyber attack loss estimate to $52mn

30th April 2019

Norwegian aluminium manufacturer Norsk Hydro has provided an updated loss estimate of NOK 400-450 million (USD $46-52 million) for the cyber attack in March that caused major disruption to its operations. Norsk Hydro had previously disclosed that it expected to lose 300-350 Norwegian crowns (USD $35-41 million) for the first ... Read the full article

Norsk Hydro says cyber attack could cost $41mn, names AIG as lead insurer

26th March 2019

Aluminium manufacturer Norsk Hydro has said that it is anticipating a financial impact of between 300-350 Norwegian crowns (USD $35-41 million) for the first week following a cyber attack on March 19 that caused major disruption to its operations. The Norwegian firm also stated that it had a “solid cyber risk ... Read the full article

PCS looks into Norsk Hydro cyber attack losses

26th March 2019

Property Claims Services (PCS), a Verisk business, has begun investigating the loss potential of the recent cyber attack on aluminium manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro. Co-Head of PCS Tom Johansmeyer told our sister publication, Artemis, that the firm was watching the event to determine whether it qualifies for designation under PCS Global ... Read the full article

Norsk Hydro disrupted by major cyber attack

19th March 2019

A potential ransomware attack on Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aluminium, has forced the company to switch to manual operations in a bid to contain the breach. Emerging reports indicate the Norway-based company’s operations are being disrupted after unusual activity was spotted on its server by IT ... Read the full article

Global cyber attack could cost businesses almost $200bn, finds study

4th February 2019

The global re/insurance industry is underprepared for the impact of a single large-scale ransomware cyber attack, which could cost businesses as much as $193 billion, according to a new study by the Cyber Risk Management (CyRiM) project. The report modelled an attack that infects 30 million devices worldwide and forces companies ... Read the full article

Mondelez’s NotPetya cyber attack claim disputed by Zurich: Report

17th December 2018

A significant cyber insurance claim related to the Petya / NotPetya malware attack is being disputed by insurer Zurich, as the policy language includes an exclusion for hostile acts by sovereign actors. The NotPetya ransomware, a variation of Petya, hit companies around the world, interrupting their business through systems being out ... Read the full article

Global losses from cyber attacks could reach $6 trillion, warns FBI’s former cyber head

11th October 2017

Annual, global losses from cyber attacks could reach as much as $6 trillion as the world continues to become more interconnected via advanced technology, such as the Internet of Things, according to cyber risk expert and former head of the FBI's cyber unit, James Trainor. Addressing an audience at the 2017 ... Read the full article

Re/insurers could face up to $2.5 billion loss from next global cyber attack

14th July 2017

Graeme Newman, Chief Innovation Officer at CFC Underwriting, warned in a recent interview that the next global WannaCry cyber attack could cost the industry up to $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported. "It’s exceptionally likely that we will see an event over the next months that will seriously affect insurers," said Graeme ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s sets out requirements for state-backed cyber-attack exclusions

18th August 2022

In a recent market bulletin, Lloyd’s, the oldest insurance and reinsurance marketplace in the world, has set out requirements for state-backed cyber-attack exclusions in standalone cyber-attack policies. In the report, the market affirmed that they remain strongly supportive of the writing of cyber-attack cover but recognise that cyber-related business continues to ... Read the full article

“Cyberattacks a great threat to infrastructure and assets” – Lloyd’s

14th July 2022

National infrastructure and privately owned assets are at risk of from significant physical damage resulting from cyberattacks, says a new report from Lloyd’s. As a result, Lloyd’s says that as malicious attacks increase in frequency, cyber represents a key opportunity for insurers to support businesses and societies through the products and ... Read the full article

Russian cyberattacks may test insurer war exclusion language: Fitch Ratings

2nd March 2022

The risk of cyberattacks has increased following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and may test the effectiveness of ‘war exclusion’ and ‘hostile act exclusion’ language in policies, says Fitch Ratings. A new note from the agency says that the wording, already under greater scrutiny following a recent court ruling that found an ... Read the full article

Cybercube warns underwriters after GoDaddy attack

26th November 2021

New research has highlighted how a Single Point of Failure (SPoF) cyber attack represents one of the most likely ways the world could experience its first systemic cyber event, according to analytics company, CyberCube. The GoDaddy breach is the latest in a series of cyber attacks on SPoFs including the SolarWinds ... Read the full article

Cyber-attacks are top concern for Board Directors: McGill

25th November 2021

According to a new report from specialist reinsurance broker McGill and Partners, cyber-attacks are the number one concern for Board Directors. 81% of board directors surveyed by McGill and Partners and NEDonBoard, the professional body for non-executive directors and board members, identified cyber-attacks as the biggest threat that their business currently ... Read the full article

Pipeline attack a “timely reminder” of cyber cost: Bloomberg Intelligence

17th May 2021

Bloomberg Intelligence has said that the recent attack on Colonial Pipeline serves as a “timely reminder” of the vulnerability of energy infrastructure and the need for cyber insurance. BI cited a recent report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in partnership with McAfee which estimates the annual monetary cost ... Read the full article