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MS Exchange attacks could drive thousands of claims: CyberCube

12th April 2021

Cyber analytics provider CyberCube has warned re/insurers of the potential for a large volume of claims resulting from recent cyber attacks by criminals on the servers running Microsoft’s email services. Tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers in businesses and organisations around the world could have been infected during a series ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s report highlights risk of cyber-attacks on the industrial sector

16th February 2021

Lloyd’s has partnered with cyber analytics specialist CyberCube and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter on a new report examining the increasing risk posed by ‘Internet of Things’ devices to industrial and manufacturing businesses. The three firms conducted an analysis detailing scenarios which represent the most plausible routes by which a cyber-attack against ... Read the full article

Governments being hit by cyberattacks harder, more often: Deloitte

21st May 2020

Research from Deloitte has found governments are being held hostage by cyber attacks more frequently, with criminals expanding their attack base and asking for more money. Governments in 2019 reported 163 ransomware attacks and paid over $1.8 million in ransoms, with tens of millions of dollars spent on recovery costs. This ... Read the full article

Coronavirus attacks show UK cyber vulnerabilities: GlobalData

12th March 2020

Data and analytics company GlobalData has reported that small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK remain underinsured and vulnerable to cyber attacks. The comments come amid a surge of coronavirus-related cyber attacks, which UK police estimate to have caused £800,000 of total losses from 21 separate cases in February alone. The ... Read the full article

Norsk Hydro puts H1 cyber-attack impact at up to $75 million

23rd July 2019

The cyber-attack that hit aluminium manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro in March is expected to result in an overall financial impact of up to $75 million (NOK 650 million), with the majority of the impact being felt in its Extruded Solutions business. For Q1, Norsk Hydro puts the overall impact at between ... Read the full article

Cyber risk biggest threat to European business as attacks surge: WEF

21st December 2018

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified cyber risk as the biggest threat to doing business in Europe following a survey that revealed a surge in cyber attacks over the first half of 2018. Estimates suggest that the number of cyber attacks across Europe increased by around a third in 2018. The ... Read the full article

Aon and Guidewire model silent cyber risks for U.S dam attack

25th October 2018

Re/insurance broker Aon and Guidewire Software, a platform provider for property and casualty (P&C) re/insurers, have collaborated on a scenario that models insured losses related to a hypothetical cyber attack on a U.S hydroelectric dam. The scenario analysed an attack in which a hacker opens the flood gates of a hydroelectric ... Read the full article

Cyber-attack more of a threat to re/insurance industry than nat cats, warns Inga Beale

19th January 2018

The re/insurance industry's biggest threat is no longer natural disasters but successful cyber-attackers, and companies across all sectors must do more to defend themselves against the growing cyber threat, warns Lloyd's of London Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Inga Beale. Speaking at the Asian Financial Forum, Beale highlighted the potentially huge costs ... Read the full article

Ransomware attacks spur cyber demand, could be a $14bn market: Fitch

16th May 2017

As we wrote yesterday, the recent cyber attacks that struck more than 150 countries across the globe with ransomware will stimulate new demand for cyber insurance and reinsurance coverage, and Fitch Ratings agrees, saying today that re/insurers are in a unique position to respond to assist customers faced by ... Read the full article

Global ransomware attack highlights the growing need for cyber re/insurance

15th May 2017

Last weekend's devastating global ransomware attack has refocused attention on the need to mitigate against growing risks of cyber threat with greater protection and re/insurance cover, and prompted a cybersecurity stock purchase by European investors. The cyber attack locked up more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries - disrupting hospitals, businesses, ... Read the full article

Cyber continues to top Travelers Risk Index

29th September 2022

For the third time in four years, cyber threats have been found to be the top overall concern for business decision makers, according to the 2022 Travelers Risk Index results. Of the 1,200 survey participants, more felt that today’s business environment is riskier compared to a year ago, and more than ... Read the full article

Cyber claims cost for small businesses up 58% between H1 2021 and H1 2022

16th September 2022

The cost of a cyber claim for small business owners increased by 58% in H1 2022, compared to the same period the year before. That statistic comes in insurance provider Coalition’s twelve-page 2022 Cyber Claims Report: Mid-Year Update, which says that the average cost of such a claim has now reached ... Read the full article

Russian sovereign internet creates cyber risks for re/insurers: CyberCube

12th September 2022

A sovereign Russian internet could lead to cybercriminal safe havens, giving greater confidence that large-scale attacks can be carried out without consequences, says a new report by cyber risk analytics expert CyberCube. The report examines the rise in the use of wiper malware by Russian threat actors, which, unlike ransomware, has ... Read the full article

Wider audience access to cyber risk analysis through CyberCube and AkinovA partnership

12th September 2022

CyberCube, a cyber risks analytics provider, has announced its partnership with AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk, to enable AkinovA’s clients to benefit from CyberCube’s modelling and analytics. Through this partnership, CyberCube’s products will be made available to AkinovA’s platform, making all its models accessible ... Read the full article

US cyber market premiums shot up by 76% last year: Aon

10th September 2022

The US cyber market saw continued and increasing demand for its products in 2021, according to a new report from re/insurance broker Aon. The report, US Cyber Market Update: 2021 Cyber Insurance Profits and Performance, said the number of insurers in this sector grew from 200 to 214 between 2020 and ... Read the full article