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What SSTP is and its suitability for VPN connections
SSTP (Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol) is a protocol commonly used to establish secure VPN connections. It entered the industry in the…
PayPal and Mastercard most impersonated in financial phishing schemes in 2021
Payment system and e-shop brands are especially targeted by cybercriminals, as such companies deal with a lot of sensitive information. Scammers create emails and websites that impersonate the top brands worldwide, in hopes of tricking victims to giving up their financial accounts or credit card information.
VPN demand in Russia surges by nearly 2,000% in a week
According to in-house aggregated Atlas VPN user data, Virtual Private Network (VPN) installs in Russia surged by 1,906% in the last few days. The interest in VPNs started to increase on February 16, 2022, after the first wave of cyberattacks against Ukraine occurred.
Atlas VPN hands out VPN subscriptions to support journalists in Ukraine
As we stand for freedom online and beyond, we wish to help journalists who risk their safety to provide the most accurate information to the public. Therefore, Atlas VPN will hand out Premium VPN subscriptions to journalists in Ukraine until the crisis is over.
Study: Amazon, DHL, and DocuSign most imitated brands in phishing emails
According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, Amazon tops the list as the most impersonated brand in email phishing attacks in 2021 globally. In total, 17.7% of brand phishing emails used Amazon's brand name.
Ransomware volume doubles in 2021, surpassing 600 million
Cybercriminals use ransomware as a tool to encrypt companies’ essential data. Usually, if an organization has not backed up its information in the cloud, it is doomed for big trouble. They either have to pay a hefty ransom or lose data forever, which could end the business altogether.
What is machine learning? Effects on everyday life and privacy
Machine learning (ML) is a forward-thinking branch of artificial intelligence. It aims to build machines imitating human behavior, primarily…
Education and government sectors suffered most cyberattacks in 2021
Due to lesser investment into cybersecurity, some industries are more vulnerable to cybercriminal attacks. Other industries highly targeted by hackers possess valuable information, which could be exploited by the attacker or even used at the state level.
US data breaches hit record high in 2021 affecting nearly 300 million victims
Every year brings new data breach victims. According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, the volume of publicly reported data compromises in the United States reached a record-high of 1,862, affecting 293.9 million victims.