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Global insurers face quiet strain from hacker ransom demands

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global insurers that cover cyberattacks are facing more claims related to ransom-demanding hackers who cripple businesses’ technology systems, and only stop after receiving substantial payments. These hackers use malicious programs known as ransomware to take down systems controlling everything from supply chains to payments to manufacturing. The hackers have grown more …

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Texas says no to ransom demand as it recovers from a ‘coordinated ransomware attack’

Texas officials have said that none of the municipalities impacted by the crippling ransomware attack last month have yielded to the ransom demand. In its first update since August 20, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) — which is leading the investigation into the incident — said more than half of the affected entities …

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