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Russian Cyberattacks May Test Insurer War Exclusion Policy Language

March 4, 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased the risk of cyberattacks and potential claim costs for property/casualty (P/C) insurers globally that offer cyber coverage, the majority of which is underwritten in North America. Such attacks may also further test the effectiveness of “war exclusion” and “hostile act exclusion” language, which has come under greater scrutiny following a recent court ruling that found an insurer liable for losses stemming from the 2017 NotPetya malware attack.

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