New research into the malware that caused a mega-breach at SolarWinds shows the perpetrators spent months inside the company's software development labs before their attack. During this time they inserted malicious code into updates that SolarWinds then shipped to thousands of customers. The research suggests that this technique could be repurposed against many other major software providers. Because of this, some insurance companies are adding a Government Shutdown Endorsement on all policies due to concerns that the government will force a shutdown of an Insured’s system due to a malware breach.
Carriers have begun to ask the following questions and increase rates/premiums by 20% - 40%.