Cyber insurance now offered for protection against social media hackers

Social Media cyber insurance

Facebook and Twitter account attacks are causing notable damage, but coverage is now available. A company in the United Kingdom has just released a first of its kind form of cyber insurance in order to help protect against hackers that break into Facebook and Twitter accounts. This social media coverage is the first of this nature in the U.K. The policy provides services that are geared specifically toward protecting against damage to a reputation, identity theft, and hijacked accounts. This has made insurance news across the country and around the…

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Identity Fraud, Inc. insurance news made with launch of new small business product

Identity Theft Insurance

Identity Fraud, Inc. used the 2012 ETA Annual Meeting & Expo as the venue for the announcement of its latest insurance news, with the unveiling of its SB Core Protector product. This new product is designed to combine the “top ten” solutions for data theft risk management for small businesses, for preventing, resolving related issues, and providing vital insurance resources. It offers its policyholders five prevention components for security risk in a layered, proactive way. It also offers three forms of insurance against data theft, as well as two services…

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Tips to keep your personal data secure throughout tax season

When tax season comes around, there is already a great deal of stress on people’s minds, especially when they receive a communication of any form from the Internal Revenue Service, but the internet – while adding a great deal of convenience – has opened up a whole new world or risk as online criminals try to hook victims with phishing tactics at this time of year. These criminals prey on their victims by using the fear that is high at this time of year to obtain information that these individuals…

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Insurance groups warns companies to take cyber attacks seriously and protect themselves accordingly

As “hacktivism” becomes a major concern for companies all over the world who manage electronic data, the need for insurance protection against cyber attacks is becoming more apparent. Sihle Insurange Group, a Florida-based insurance organization, has begun a campaign to promote this type of protection. The insurer is warning companies in the U.S. that they need to be more proactive about their security lest they fall prey to hackers looking to cause a bit of mischief. Even a hacker looking for a laugh at the expense of others can cause…

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Nationwide expands its identity theft insurance policies in an attempt to combat the threat of cybercrime

As insurers are growing more concerned with the threats posed by cybercrime, they are looking for ways to mitigate any damage that may be caused. Nationwide Insurance has announced that it will be expanding its identity theft insurance policies that offer protections for personal information kept on home computers. The insurer is now offering free access to security software for those with appropriate insurance policies. Nationwide hopes that this will provide another layer of protection for consumers and cut down on instances of cybercrime. According to the Bureau of Justice…

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EU to introduce tough rules regarding data use and protection

The European Union is preparing to propose new regulations concerning how corporations use the personal data of Internet users this week. The new rules could have a major impact on companies like Google and Facebook as they would put staunch limits on how they use the information of the people that use their services. Viciane Reading, vice president of the European Commission, a branch of the EU, claims that the new rules are needed to remove the grey areas that exist in Europe’s legal system. Europe is currently awash with…

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Markel launches new DataBreach plan to help health care providers defend themselves against cybercrime

Markel Insurance Co. has launched a new line of insurance coverage for health care providers. The new coverage provides protections against cybercrime and hacking. The Affordable Care Act requires that an individual’s medical and insurance information be stored electronically as part of a state-run insurance exchange. The exchange system is designed to give consumers access to affordable insurance coverage, but their information may be the target of hackers eager to test the defenses of the new system. U.S. companies became acutely aware of the dangers inherent in the digital world…

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