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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: 

Pro-Ukraine ‘Protestware’ Pushes Antiwar Ads, Geo-Targeted Malware

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.

Facebook Hit With $18.6 Million GDPR Fine Over 12 Data Breaches in 2018

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.

These four types of ransomware make up nearly three-quarters of reported incidents

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.

Ubisoft reveals 'security incident' forcing company-wide password refresh

The gaming giant said that the incident took place earlier this month, causing "temporary disruption to some of our games, systems, and services."

What the Newly Signed US Cyber-Incident Law Means for Security

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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