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Over 35,500 coronavirus-related websites reported as scam
According to Atlas VPN research, cumulatively, scammers created over 35,500 unique websites related to COVID-19 in the last month. Here, they tried to swindle money by selling masks, hand-sanitizers, or even virus testing kits.
Here’s why you need cheap VPN for Zoom
Connecting to a cheap VPN service is no news in terms of protecting your privacy on the internet. But when it comes to using communication tools, like Zoom, you want your conversations to stay at its safest.
Fake Google Chrome update tricks thousands of users worldwide
One would never think that a Russian-based antivirus software company would come to the rescue of the world’s biggest tech giant, Google. But security analysts found a dangerous loophole in a recent Google Chrome update.
"What is VPN" searches grow by 81% amid COVID-19 pandemic
According to data collected by Atlas VPN, the number of Google searches for "What is VPN" increased by 81% worldwide. The frequency of this query was growing steadily over the first three weeks of March.
Why use a VPN?
The reasons why use a VPN are personal and a little different for everyone. But without a doubt, Virtual Private Networks are on the minds of web users.
Google Registers a 350% Increase in Phishing Websites Amid Quarantine
According to data gathered and analyzed by Atlas VPN, the number of phishing websites spiked by 350% amid COVID-19 quarantine. As Google reports it, the number of registered phishing sites has been snowballing over the last three months.
Why I would want to hide my IP address
These days, wanting to hide my IP address means wanting to protect my online identity. The truth is, not only social security numbers or driver’s license IDs identify us - an IP address is another string of numbers assigned to us.
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.