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HSB WHISTLESTOP Edition 3/2018
Risk Solutions
For Agents & Brokers
Hackers hold fruit hostage
Ransomware attack shuts down family-owned food business
Who would have thought that hackers would hold fruit hostage? Thatís essentially what happened when a ransomware attack shut down a family-owned fruit growing and shipping business. Itís another example of why mid-sized businesses need cyber insurance coverage.
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Hartford Steam Boiler
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» Hackers hold fruit hostage
» Did your boiler break down? Ours did, too
» Donít let identity thieves steal your income tax refund
Did your boiler break down? Ours did, too
Hartford Steam Boilerís boiler sprung a leak after a long period of severely cold weather. You might chuckle ó go ahead, we donít mind ó but the failure tells a story that every equipment operator should know: heating equipment often breaks down when you need it the most.
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Donít let identity thieves steal your income tax refund
The number of people affected by data breaches has reached unprecedented levels. Now, with the April 15th tax deadline approaching, identity thieves want to cash in the personal information that has been exposed on the internet. Consumers and businesses must be vigilant to prevent cyber criminals from stealing personally identifying information.
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Recent Paid Claim - Hotel data breach
The credit card records of a hotel and business conference center were breached by malware that thieves placed on the computer system. HSB's cyber insurance coverage helped pay for a legal and forensic technology review of the incident.
Total Paid Loss $5,000
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