CNA’s website went down Wednesday morning, three days after the Chicago insurance giant was hit Sunday by what has been called a “sophisticated cyber security attack.”
In a statement released Tuesday night, CNA said the attack had affected some systems, including corporate email. It also shut down the functionality of its website.
“Out of great care, we have disconnected our systems from our network, which continues to work,” said the company. “We have informed employees and provided alternative solutions wherever possible to ensure that they can continue to operate and meet the needs of our policyholders and insured to the best of their ability.”
The company’s website, www.cna.com, has been reduced to a static scene that includes its cybersecurity attack statement and dedicated email boxes to handle complaints during the breach.
CNA Financial, which has 5,800 employees worldwide, is one of the largest commercial property and casualty insurance companies in the United States, generating $ 10.8 billion in revenue last year, according to financial reports.
In addition to alerting law enforcement, CNA said it is hiring a team of third-party forensic experts to investigate and determine the full extent of the cyber attack.
“Should we determine that this incident affected the data of our policyholders or policyholders, we would notify those parties directly,” CNA said.
CNA, a subsidiary of Loews Corp., was founded in 1967, with its former insurance companies dating back to 1897