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Nearly 50% of organizations hit by ransomware are US-based
Data presented by the Atlas VPN team shows that 45% of organizations hit by ransomware in 2020 are based in the US. Organizations all over the world are being kept hostage by ransomware, and many are being forced to pay criminals because the expense of downtime and loss of reputation if the consumer data goes public outweighs the ransom.
Facial recognition as a surveillance tool and privacy threat
Facial recognition is a powerful technology signaling the end of privacy as we know it. Imagine leaving your home and having a dozen cameras…
Kansas and Rhode Island suffered the most identity thefts in 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people lost jobs in the United States. Fraudsters did not hesitate to use this panic to claim unemployment insurance instead of the ones that needed it the most, and some states were not prepared at all.
Is hacktivism a fight for justice or a crime?
Hacktivism is a fusion of internet activism and hacking. People or groups identifying as hacktivists typically have an ideology or firm…
How do QR codes work, and should you scan them?
QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can store greater amounts of information than traditional barcodes. These digi-squares are…
Blockchain hackers netted over $100 million in Q1 2021
Cryptocurrencies had a strong start this year, with crypto asset prices, such as Bitcoin (BTC), reaching record-heights. However, that caught the attention of cybercriminals.
Over 5 billion personal records were leaked in Q1 of 2021
In these times of technology, everybody that uses the internet has a lot of personal information online. However, vicious cybercriminals find weaknesses in huge companies which hold sensitive data about you, and with a blink of an eye, it could be all stolen away.
What is adware, and is it dangerous?
Adware is a threat that blasts ads and other promotional content on your screen. Nowadays, we live in an ad-driven world, and almost every…