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The best free Google Maps alternatives for 2022
Google Maps alternatives are navigation apps offering directions, street maps, real-time traffic conditions, and more. Of course, Google’s…
Romance scams cost Americans almost $350 million in 2021
Atlas VPN analysis reveals that heartbroken victims lost upwards of $343 million in the first three quarters of 2021.
Crypto miners are the most common web threats with over 170K unique malicious URLs
Web threats affect every individual on every device linked to the internet. Web threats frequently infiltrate users’ networks without their knowledge and can be triggered by opening a spam email or clicking on an executable file attachment. Once they have infected the system, web threats travel throughout the internet, infecting other machines.
Almost 6 billion accounts affected in data breaches in 2021
The year 2021 was record-breaking in terms of the sheer size of data breaches. According to the data collected and analyzed by the Atlas VPN team, 5.9 billion accounts were affected by data breaches throughout 2021.
Nearly half of ransomware attacks globally targeted the US in 2021
Ransomware in the hands of cybercriminals can become a powerful weapon that could cause your business financial and reputational damage. While some hackers only seek money in cyberattacks, others could also use ransomware to steal confidential government information.
GDPR fines hit over €1 billion in 2021
The European Union (EU) implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. The goal of this Act was to offer EU citizens more control over their data and privacy. Organizations that disobeyed the legislation were subjected to hefty fines, which keep increasing every year.
Guide to recognizing whether your phone has a virus
The hunt for smartphones has never been more vicious. Criminals and hackers alike are after the data within this small portable device. Thus…
Almost 30% of identity crime victims have suffered from identity theft more than once
Falling victim to identity crime should make people more vigilant against future fraud. However, data suggest otherwise.