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Nearly 90% of the Pentagon supply chain fails basic cybersecurity requirements
The first-ever thorough analysis of the state of cybersecurity of the US defense industrial base (DIB) reveals that nearly 90% of its contractors do not meet the required security standards.
New Linux malware hits record highs in 2022, rising by 50%
Despite Linux's reputation as the most secure operating system, it is not immune to malware. In fact, Linux malware has become increasingly prevalent in recent years as more and more devices and servers run on Linux operating systems.
Blockchain hackers stole over $3.5 billion in 2022
Blockchain technology has garnered a great deal of attention in recent years for its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries. One of the key selling points of blockchain is its security. The technology’s decentralized nature should make it resistant to tampering and fraud. However, as with any technology, blockchain is not immune to hacking.
EU businesses fined over €830 million for GDPR violations in 2022, Meta paid over 80%
The latest data analyzed by Atlas VPN reveals that as of December 2022, companies paid a total of €2.83 billion in 1401 cases for violating various data protection laws.
YouTube removed a record 5.8 million channels in Q3 2022
According to Atlas VPN analysis, Google’s video platform removed a record number of channels last quarter — 5.8 million.
Cybersquatting cases reach record highs in 2022
Domain names help us navigate the vastness of the world wide web and find the information and services we are looking for. However, malicious actors abuse the importance of domain names by registering ones that are identical or similar to existing trademarks, company names, or personal names, hoping to profit from the confusion. The practice of deliberately registering domain names in violation of trademark rights is called cybersquatting.
Actual internet speed can be up to 3 times slower than advertised
Internet service providers (ISPs) often advertise internet speeds that are significantly higher than the actual speeds experienced by consumers. This discrepancy can be frustrating and confusing for users who expect to receive the speeds promised by their ISPs.
US consumers lost over $930 million to social media scams in 2022
Social media has made our communication much more convenient, allowing us to easily keep in touch with family and friends and connect with like-minded people within a matter of seconds. However, it also made it much easier for cybercriminals to con us.
Businesses in North America double their 2022 spending on payment fraud prevention
The most significant shift in fraud payment prevention spending was recorded in North America, where businesses upscaled their spending two times, from 5% of their annual revenue in 2021 to 10% in 2022.
Over 50% of all cyberattacks originating in Russia target the US
Russian state-sponsored cyberattacks are used as a weapon to further intimidate Ukraine and other Western countries.