Cyber-insurance shock: Zurich refuses to foot NotPetya ransomware clean-up bill – and claims it’s ‘an act of war’

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Snack company client disagrees, sues for $100m US snack food giant Mondelez is suing its insurance company for $100m after its claim for cleaning up a massive NotPetya ransomware infection was rejected – for being “an act of war” and therefore not covered under its policy. Zurich American Insurance Company has refused to pay out on a Mondelez policy that … Read More

Closing Confucius Institutes

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The tide may be turning for the Chinese government-funded centers of Chinese language and cultural education as universities grapple with calls from Washington to close the institutes down. Over past year at least 10 have closed or announced plans to close. At least 10 American universities have moved to close their Confucius Institutes in the past year as political pressures … Read More

How Biological Warfare and the Prescription-Drug Crisis Threaten All Americans

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Americans risk being victimized by biological warfare because our leaders have carelessly allowed another world power to control our supply of medicines and much of the food we eat. More than 90 percent of our prescription drugs are either manufactured in China or contain key ingredients that come from China, and China isn’t our best friend. Drugs on this Chinese-sourced list include antibiotics, … Read More

National Counterintelligence & Security Center Warns US Firms of Foreign Intell Threats With Informative Materials

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A center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has begun to distribute brochures, videos, flyers and other informative materials to increase awareness about foreign intelligence threats and help U.S. companies protect themselves from nation-state actors. “American companies are squarely in the cross-hairs of well-financed nation-state actors, who are routinely breaching private sector networks, stealing proprietary data, and compromising supply chains,” … Read More

The United States and China – A Different Kind of Cyberwar

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China is Conducting a Low and Slow Cyberwar, Attempting to Stay Under the Radar and Maneuver the Global Economy The potential for cyberwarfare between the United States and Russia is openly discussed, and – if not actually defined – is well understood. The British attitude is clear and defined, and the threat of retaliation – not necessarily cyber retaliation – … Read More