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Ransomware accounts for 81% of all financially motivated cyberattacks in 2020
Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where a criminal encrypts sensitive information, which can be regained if ransomware is paid. Looking at the data from last year, it is clear that this type of cyberattack is by far the most common attack vector.
Busting free VPN myths
Many perceive the free VPN industry as a thorn in their side. As the saying goes: if a service is free, you are the product. Such statements…
What is a pharming attack? Basics and prevention
Pharming pursues the same goal as phishing: to harvest sensitive information, typically exploited for financial gain. However, the tactics…
55% of Americans more worried about getting hacked than being murdered
According to the Atlas VPN investigation, US citizens worry much more about becoming a victim of identity theft (or getting hacked) than getting murdered. With headlines being dominated by government security breaches, data leaks, and similar cybersecurity issues, the concerns seem to be justified.
Should you allow location data sharing?
Location data sharing has proven to be distasteful, invasive, and borderline dangerous. Many companies have the power to keep tabs on our…
A record 2 million phishing sites reported in 2020, highest in a decade
The year 2020 was a rollercoaster ride. With people shifting to remote work due to the pandemic, cybercriminals saw this as an opportunity and became more active than ever.
Stay safe during your next online shopping spree
Online shopping is the shortest route for some retail therapy. Despite the comfort, near-endless selection, and speedy deliveries, digital…
Blockchain hackers stole $3.8 billion in 122 attacks throughout 2020
The year 2020 was challenging for cybersecurity and the world in general. The global pandemic did not only threaten our physical health but also gave way to a new wave of cyberattacks endangering our digital lives.