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Conversation hijacking doubles in 2021
Analysis by Atlas VPN reveals that conversation hijacking attacks more than doubled in 2021 surging from 5,106 in Q1 2021 to 12,606 in Q4 2021, representing a growth of 147% for the period.
Dangerous cyber attack kits cost less than $50 on the dark web
While cyber attacks can wreak havoc on victims' devices and may end up costing a fortune to combat, the prices of the tools to carry out these attacks are shockingly low.
Cryptominers were the most-common malware family in 2021
Malware comes in many different types, and each works in a unique way to achieve its objective. However, all malware belongs to malicious software type and is actively working against your best interest.
Steps for turning your computer into a hotspot
Turning one of your devices into a mobile hotspot can be highly beneficial. Most modern phones and computers can work as router alternatives…
Internet adoption worldwide surpasses 65% in 2022, led by North America
The internet has a significant impact on how people learn, communicate, conduct business, and go about their daily lives. The importance of the internet has particularly increased during the pandemic as many businesses, and educational institutions moved to remote work.
VPN usage in Russia skyrockets by 10,000% following Instagram ban
The new wave of VPN installs originating from Russia began on March 11, 2022, when the Russian government’s communication agency announced it would block Instagram in Russia beginning on March 14, 2022.
Nearly 90% of cyberattacks worldwide are targeting Russia or Ukraine
Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has led to battles being fought not only on the battlefield but also in the digital world. While Russian hackers have a long history of state-sponsored cyberattacks, many white hat hackers and hacktivists globally are standing on the side of Ukraine and helping to fight cyber battles.
52% of women believe their gender is limiting their careers in the tech industry
Today we can celebrate many great women who have helped shape the tech world as we know it. From Katherine Johnson, a mathematician whose pioneering work at NASA was instrumental in the success of the first and subsequent US crewed space flights, to Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Girls Who Code, these and many other talented women continue to pave the way for others in tech. Nevertheless, women are still largely underrepresented in the tech industry and face many obstacles when pursuing a career in the field.