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Hackers accessed Telegram encrypted messaging accounts in Iran

By: Thomson Reuters

Published August 02, 2016 - 10:40am CST

(Reuters) — Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers told Reuters.

Aetna-Humana on again?

Published July 29, 2016 - 9:02am CST

Business Insurance week in pictures starts off with hope for the Aetna-Humana merger and ends with Han Solo's alter ego.

Sea piracy incidents down despite kidnapping uptick

By: Rob Lenihan

Published July 26, 2016 - 11:44am CST

Piracy and armed robbery at sea have fallen to their lowest levels since 1995 despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau.

Global insurers get set for Brazil Olympics risks

By: Sarah Veysey

Published July 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

About $1 billion of insurance is in place to protect athletes, organizers, sponsors and broadcasters at the 2016 Olympic Games.

5 things you need to know about employee travel to Europe

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 15, 2016 - 2:05pm CST

The Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, in which at least 84 were killed, highlights the perils of sending employees abroad.

Electronic platform completes deal on Day One of operation

By: Sarah Veysey

Published July 12, 2016 - 10:35am CST

The first risk was bound on the London Market Group’s electronic trading platform, the Placing Platform Ltd., on Monday, the London-marketwide body said.

Dallas shooting tragedy

Published July 08, 2016 - 6:07am CST

Police in Dallas were ambushed during a protest, and that's just the start for the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Insurer sued over war exclusion after Hamas attacks delay TV production

By: Judy Greenwald

Published July 05, 2016 - 2:48pm CST

NBCUniversal units say OneBeacon refused to pay $6.9 million for production delays caused by Hamas rocket attacks in Israel.

Federal backstop drives more captives to terror market

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 01, 2016 - 11:53am CST

The number of Marsh-managed captives actively accessing TRIPRA rose 17%, to 109 in 2015 from 93 in 2014, report shows.

Terrorism insurance backstop key to coverage availability

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 01, 2016 - 9:12am CST

The federal terrorism insurance backstop ensures that terrorism coverage "remains available and generally affordable,” a report says.

Terrorism in Turkey

Published July 01, 2016 - 8:36am CST

Terrorism hits Istanbul airport while 'Brexit' fallout continues. That and more in Business Insurance week in pictures.

Hiscox lead insurer for Turkey airport attacked by terrorists

By: Rob Lenihan

Published June 30, 2016 - 2:10pm CST

Suicide bombers kill 43 and injure hundreds at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport.

Terrorism insurance takeup rates going up again

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published June 29, 2016 - 1:47pm CST

The takeup rate for terrorism coverage in property insurance policies increased to 61% in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by Marsh L.L.C.

Orlando shooting highlights lone-wolf terror threat

By: Rob Lenihan

Published June 19, 2016 - 12:01am CST

The Orlando, Florida, nightclub shootings are likely to result in increased security and risk management efforts among publicly accessible businesses.

Florida nightclub shooting

Published June 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, and the security issues arising from it are among the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Orlando shooter was employee of global security firm

By: Thomson Reuters

Published June 15, 2016 - 10:58am CST

Before Sunday morning, few Americans had heard of G4S, a security firm that employs more than 610,000 people in 110 countries.

Nightclub shooting highlights risks faced by entertainment venues

By: Rob Lenihan

Published June 13, 2016 - 5:03pm CST

Entertainment venue operators may have to take a hard look at how they protect their establishments in light of Sunday's mass shooting.

Risk-modeled terrorism solution launched by Gallagher's international unit

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 07, 2016 - 3:44pm CST

Arthur J. Gallagher, the international brokerage arm of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has launched a risk-modeled terrorism solution.

U.K. risk model focuses on terror threats

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 06, 2016 - 11:23am CST

Pool Reinsurance Co. Ltd. on Monday said it has partnered with Cranfield University and Guy Carpenter & Co. L.L.C. for the development of a terrorism risk model.

Lawsuit filed in connection with San Bernardino terror shooting

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 25, 2016 - 4:23pm CST

A California workers comp insurer has filed a tort claim related to the killing of a man during the Dec. 2 mass shooting.

XL Catlin leads insurance coverage for downed EgyptAir flight

By: Rob Lenihan

Published May 19, 2016 - 1:38pm CST

Marsh is the broker for the airliner carrying 66 passengers that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.

FM Global ranks locales worldwide by quality of their resilience

By: Rob Lenihan

Published May 10, 2016 - 11:16am CST

The central U.S., known for all sorts of natural hazards, ranks seventh in this year's FM Global Resilience Index — and is the top area of risk in the United States.

European terror attacks drive uptick in event coverage

By: Sarah Veysey

Published May 08, 2016 - 12:01am CST

The deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels have prompted some buyers to add event cancellation and related coverage to their terrorism insurance programs in addition to reassessing their security procedures.

'Anonymous' leaks stolen Kenyan foreign ministry documents

By: Thomson Reuters

Published April 28, 2016 - 2:39pm CST

(Reuters) — Online activists who claim ties to Anonymous said on Thursday they had begun to leak documents from Kenya's foreign ministry as part of a campaign to expose government and corporate corruption across Africa.

Don't skimp on vigilance despite low odds of workplace violence

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 21, 2016 - 8:14am CST

Employers should actively train and encourage their employees look out for and report signs their co-workers could become violent.

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