Basketball Hall of Fame and Chubb Insurer Hit the Court Over D&O Coverage

The Basketball Hall of fame (BHoF) is suing Chubb Group subsidiary Federal Insurance Co. to have the insurer defend and indemnify it in a case accusing it of attempting to unlawfully secure funds for renovations to its facility. In 2019, the Springfield, Mass. nonprofit purchased a Federal directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance policy with…

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3 Iranian Citizens Charged in Broad Hacking Campaign in US

The Justice Department said Wednesday that three Iranian citizens have been charged in the United States with ransomware attacks that targeted power companies, local governments and small businesses and nonprofits, including a domestic violence shelter. The charges accuse the hacking suspects of targeting hundreds of entities in the U.S. and around the world, encrypting and…

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Beyond Zeros and Ones: When Cyber Attacks Become Physical

When people think of cyber attacks, they might think of things like phishing, ransomware or data theft. But increasingly, something called cyber-physical attacks are making their way into the conversation – particularly in the critical infrastructure industry. “The days of attacking on zeros and ones, personal information, and otherwise confidential information needs to give way…

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California Wildfires Lead to Evacuations Amid Heat Wave

California wildfires erupted Wednesday in rural areas, racing through bone-dry brush and prompting evacuations as the state sweltered under a heat wave that could last through Labor Day. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency with temperatures expected to be 10 to 20 degrees above normal, and urged people to help reduce demand for…

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Lloyd’s Insurers Must Exclude State-Backed Cyber Attacks to Avoid Systemic Risks

  Lloyd’s insurers must exclude state-backed cyber attacks in standalone (or affirmative) cyber policies, according to a Lloyd’s market bulletin issued this week. The exclusion would include liability for losses arising from both war- and non-war-related state-backed cyber attacks. “Lloyd’s remains strongly supportive of the writing of cyber attack cover but recognizes also that cyber-related…

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Cyber Insurance Price Hike Hits Local Governments Hard

  Horry County, South Carolina, officials were in for a shock earlier this year, when they discovered their cyber insurance premium would be spiking from $70,000 last year to about $210,000. And if they couldn’t satisfy the insurance company’s requirements and prove they had the robust controls needed to protect and defend themselves against cyberattacks,…

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$12M in Emergency Funding for Death Valley Flood Repairs

    Nearly $12 million has been made available to the National Park Service to repair flood damage to roads in Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration said. Most roads in the desert park have been closed since runoff from thunderstorms on Aug. 5 wiped out major sections of…

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