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Computer Fraud Insurance: Coverage for Ransomware and Cybercrime After G&G v. Continental Western

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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This CLE course will explore coverage under non-standalone cyber insurance policies for computer fraud and ransomware, examining such coverage under property, crime, kidnap & ransom, and D&O, among others.


For years, various courts have considered with whether business email compromise attacks are covered by computer fraud coverage under a commercial crime policy. The Indiana Supreme Court most recently addressed the issue In G&G Oil Co. v. Continental Western Ins. Co., 2021 WL 1034982 (Ind. Mar. 18, 2021).

Listen as this experienced panel guides counsel in understanding the rapidly evolving area of law at the intersection of crime insurance coverage and cybercrime.



  1. Coverage under crime policies vs. under cyber liability and data security policies
  2. G&G Oil Co. v. Continental Western Ins. Co.
  3. Application of case law to policy forms
  4. Strategies and practical considerations


The panel will review these and other pivotal issues:

  • Under what types of coverage might insureds seek coverage for losses due to ransomware, other than cyber?
  • On what grounds might insurers challenge coverage under non-standalone cyber policies for ransomware and hacking related losses?
  • Is the ransom payment covered?
  • How have courts interpreted the clause "resulting directly from the use of a computer"?
  • What facts may demonstrate that computer access was "fraudulent"?


Halprin, Peter
Peter A. Halprin


Mr. Halprin represents commercial policyholders in complex insurance coverage matters with a focus on recovery...  |  Read More

Selby, Judith
Judith A. Selby


For more than 25 years, Ms. Selby has served as a trusted advisor to insurers across a wide variety of industries....  |  Read More

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