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Over 100 million malware infections detected on Windows in 2020
Malware, a malicious software designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system, is one of the most common cyber threats computer users face today. While malware can affect any operating system, Windows users are among the most vulnerable.
How to browse the internet anonymously?
The desire to browse the internet anonymously directly addresses the spiraling concerns people express online. We are no longer comfortable…
Mandatory SIM card registration policies across the world
Over the last decade, many governments have introduced policies governing prepaid SIM card registration. In short, citizens must share their…
Remote Desktop Protocol attacks surged by 241% in 2020
Due to remote-work, employees started using Microsoft’s client software called remote desktop protocol (RDP), which is used to access corporate resources remotely. Cybercriminals immediately saw this as an opportunity to hack into the company’s systems.
US and Russia account for 54% of global spam volume within last 180 days
Everyone that owns digital mailboxes has encountered annoying spam emails that show up unsolicited. But have you ever wondered where they come from?
What can your car know about you?
Car data refers to the information about the vehicle and its use, drivers, and passengers. Although you might treat your late-night ride…
37 billion data records leaked in 2020, a growth of 140% YOY
According to the data analyzed by the Atlas VPN team based on the 2020 Year End Data Breach QuickView Report by Risk Based Security, the number of leaked data records worldwide hit a whopping 37 billion in 2020. It is a 140% increase from 15 billion records in 2019.
UK's cybersecurity firms hit over $12 billion in 2020 revenue
Atlas VPN research team found that in the 2020 financial year, online security companies in the UK raked in nearly 8.88 billion GBP which is equivalent to 12.51 billion US dollars, a 7% increase from last year's 8.3 billion GBP (11.69 billion USD).