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New PayPal scam leaves thousands of users victims
Simple faults in both PayPal and Facebook, make it feasible for hackers to carry out the scam that leaves victims without their funds. The fraud is stupidly simple to execute - without forcing or direct threatening, the victims send out the money voluntarily.
Your SSN costs less than a Starbucks coffee on the dark web
According to the Atlas VPN investigation, Social Security number (SSN) costs as little as $4 on the darknet. Meaning, Venti latte at Starbucks costs 15 cents more than your SSN on the dark web. You might think that sensitive details such as SSNs or credit card details should be expensive.
3 reasons why personal VPN is the best fit for you
Personal VPN, shared VPN, the VPN client, or VPN server - the virtual private network has a lot of different shapes. You can get overwhelmed distinguishing technologies and understanding which type is the optimal choice for you.
More than 1,000 students suffer from hacker attacks daily
According to the data collected by Atlas VPN, cybercriminals started targeting the field of education and attacked users more than 356,000 times during the last academic year (2018-2019). Since textbooks are expensive, and writing essays is time-consuming, pupils search for illegal downloads. In 234,000 cases, downloaded essays had hidden malware.
Netflix Party to combat Covid-19 social isolation
Everyone knows, the need to socialize is a significant part of human nature. The Covid-19 infection led many people to stay indoors isolating themselves to stop it from spreading.
Lockdowns and panic leads to a 124% surge in VPN usage in the US
According to Atlas VPN user data, VPN usage in the US increased by 124% during the last two weeks. VPN usage in the country increased by 71% in the last 7 days alone. Not surprisingly, confirmed coronavirus cases in the US skyrocketed as well.
Download VPN to take care of your online life
2019 was the landmark for online privacy in many ways - people felt a huge lack of control over their personal information. 2020 is the year when it’s time to download VPN and take digital privacy into your own hands.
Coronavirus scams exploit fears with phishing and malware attacks
With a global crisis, comes a number of cybercriminals attempting to take advantage of emergencies to propagate scams. The pandemic over the Covid-19 coronavirus is no different.
3 simple steps on how to setup VPN for free
The setup of a lot of VPN services can be quite complex. It is only natural that various technical terms can sound scary, but please fear not! Installing the VPN app, logging into your account, and hitting the button "Connect" is everything you need to do in order to achieve the full setup of a VPN.