In the middle of a pandemic, insurance companies are likely targets for cyberattackers so it’s not surprising that Chubb this week reportedly found itself a victim of the Maze ransomware’s operators, who encrypted the company’s files.

The group put a notice on its news site claiming that it had encrypted the insurance company’s network. If the attackers follow their typical game plan, they already have swiped Chubb’s files and are now threaten to reveal stolen information unless the ransom is paid.

But Chubb said it has "no evidence" that its network was affected and is looking into the incident. “We are currently investigating a computer security incident that may involve unauthorized access to data held by a third-party service provider," Chubb said in a statement sent to SC Media, explaining the company is working with law enforcement and a cybersecurity firm. "Our network remains fully operational and we continue to service all policyholder needs, including claims.” The company said it makes security a priority and will provide update "as appropriate."

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