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HSB WHISTLESTOP Edition 12/2018
Risk Solutions
For Agents & Brokers
HSB cyber survey shows increase in business email schemes
Hackers scam companies out of thousands of dollars
U.S. businesses report an increase in suspicious emails. And many employees have taken the bait —transferring tens of thousands of dollars in company funds into fraudulent accounts. Over half of business executives responding to HSB’s latest cyber survey (58 percent) said suspicious emails had increased in the past year. Many of the suspicious emails requested fraudulent payments.
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Hartford Steam Boiler
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» HSB cyber survey shows increase in business email schemes
» How to stay safe from holiday hackers
» When will your boiler fail?
How to stay safe from holiday hackers
Look out for scams, hacks and cyber attacks this holiday season as cyber criminals keep coming up with new ways to steal your money and personal information. Here are some tips and more information about keeping your personal and financial information secure this holiday shopping season.
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When will your boiler fail?
HSB claim data shows boiler breakdowns increase in the fall and reach a peak of failure around mid-January in the coldest weather of the year. Read the article below for information about preventing costly and disruptive boiler breakdowns this winter.
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Recent Paid Claim - Plumber’s email hacked by cyber thieves
A plumbing contractor billed a client but wasn’t paid. Investigation revealed the customer was the victim of fraud and sent payments to imposters. HSB’s cyber insurance helped pay for the forensic IT review that revealed hackers compromised the email account of the plumbing company’s CFO.
Total Paid Loss $3,773
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