Security news for Mar 18, 2022: What the Newly Signed US Cyber-Incident Law Means for Security
Here is your round-up of the most interesting cybersecurity headlines for the week of Mar 18, 2022:
Researchers are tracking a number of open-source “protestware” projects on GitHub that have recently altered their code to display “Stand with Ukraine” messages for users or basic facts about the carnage in Ukraine.
The Irish Data Protection Commission slapped Meta Platforms a fine of €17 million for a series of security lapses that occurred in violation of the European Union's GDPR laws in the region.
Ransomware causes problems no matter what brand it is, but some forms are noticeably more prolific than others, with four strains of the malware accounting for a combined total of almost 70% of all attacks.
The gaming giant said that the incident took place earlier this month, causing "temporary disruption to some of our games, systems, and services."
When President Biden signed the omnibus spending bill, he also put the bipartisan Cyber Incident Reporting Act into effect, which requires critical infrastructure companies in the 16 industry sectors identified by the federal government to report to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within 72 hours if they are experiencing a cyberattack and within 24 hours of making a ransomware payment.
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