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Steps to safer online banking
Online banking has allowed us to manage financial assets anywhere, anytime. This newly-gained flexibility forces banks to lose their…
FTC refunded over $11.45 billion to financial fraud victims
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) refunded $11.45 billion to US consumers that were scammed by cybercriminals. As many as 7.04 million individuals received a refund from the FTC since its inception.
What is spear phishing? Stopping customized attacks
Spear phishing marks a shift from massive user targeting to hand-picking potential victims. The digital universe is an enormous storehouse…
Australians and Danes afraid of cyber attacks more than Covid-19
The year 2020 presented us with a new challenge—Covid-19, which has impacted the majority of the world. Nevertheless, according to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, 70% of Australians and 66% of Danes named cyber attacks as the primary threat to their countries when asked about top global risks.
How to delete Facebook account for good
The verdict to delete Facebook account is one of the ways to retire from social media. Sometimes, we all feel the urge to throw in the towel…
Anonymous payment options in the world of 2021
“I’ll pay in cash” — a phrase we hear less frequently these days. People prefer contactless transactions instead of carrying handfuls of…
How to recognize and evade botnet attacks?
It’s no coincidence that a botnet group has a dedicated alias: zombie army. It enslaves hundreds of internet-connected devices and commands…
US political ad spend on Google exceeds $384 million in the last 2 years
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, US political advertisement spend on Google, YouTube, and partner outlets exceed $384.94 million in the past 2 years. In total, there were 414,285 political ads on Google targeting US citizens since May 30, 2018.
Belarus registers over 2.1 million cyber attacks in the last 31 days — 19% of all threats in Europe
As political tensions are growing in Belarus, so are the cyber threats. According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, Belarus faced 2,125,592 cyber attacks in the last 31 days —that is 68,567 attacks per day on average. Cyber attacks directed at Belarus make up 19.02% of all the cyber threats aimed at Europe, placing Belarus in the number one spot in the continent.