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Cybercrime cost the world over $1 trillion in 2020
With our lives increasingly taking place online, cybercrime is more profitable than ever. Last year, global losses from cybercrime reached record-highs.
How to access .onion websites? And the ones you should
.onion websites do not have a shiny badge of honor due to their connection to the dark web. They are not the typical websites we come across…
ATM hacks surged 269% in Europe in 2020 H1, recent findings reveal
Recent findings by Atlas VPN reveal that cybercriminals started to hack into the ATMs using malware and logical attacks. A logical or malware attack is a type of cyber attack where threat actors alter the ATM software to access the cash dispenser.
What is metadata, and is it safe?
What is metadata exactly? Despite its vague description as “data about data,” metadata is a powerful concept. It can be equally damaging to…
Defining biometric data and its influence on our lives
Biometric data refers to distinctive physical characteristics central in identifying or authenticating humans. Over the years, we saw a…
Over 300 million individuals affected by the US data leaks in 2020
The year 2020 was full of challenges. The global pandemic threatened our health and digital safety as cybercriminals took advantage of the worldwide uncertainty for a quick gain.
Australians lost a record $176 million from 216 thousand scams in 2020
Scam damages in Australia have been steadily growing in the last 4 years. However, last year’s losses surged by more than two times. The reason being, millions of people shifted towards remote work and, in turn, created many new attack vectors for cybercriminals.
How to clear cookies in popular browsers?
The decision to clear cookies does not necessarily mean you munch a plate of baked goods in one sitting. In the digital world, cookies refer…