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Americans have their sensitive online activity exposed over 700 times daily
Real-time bidding (RTB) is a process in which algorithms bid for ad space on a publisher's site on behalf of advertisers. RTB runs in the background on websites and apps and tracks what you look at, no matter how private or sensitive it is. As a result, your personal data is broadcasted daily to thousands of companies.
Top 10 strange things that got hacked
As technologies are taking increasingly more significant parts of our lives, so are cyber threats. Sometimes hackers catch us off guard where we least expect them to. Here's the list of ten strange things that have been hacked.
Japan and Netherlands-based businesses pay the largest price for ransomware attacks
Cybercriminals encrypt essential files and documents, leaving victims with the option of paying a ransom to regain access or restoring data from backups. That makes ransomware attacks one of the most severe cyber risks businesses face.
54% of successful phishing attacks end in customers' data breach
While not all cyberattacks succeed, those that do usually have devastating consequences for both organizations and their clients.
LinkedIn users targeted in 52% of all phishing attacks globally in Q1 2022
Data presented by Atlas VPN reveals that LinkedIn was related to over 52% of all phishing scams globally in the first quarter of 2022. Interestingly, it’s the first time that social media network was leveraged much more often than any tech giant brand name like Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
7 out of 10 consumers would give up personal details for a discount code
Online privacy has come into the spotlight in recent years like never before. As a result, tech corporations have to adjust to the changing digital marketing landscape as consumers want more and more personal data privacy online.
60 Worrying Cybercrime Statistics & Facts 
Atlas VPN compiled their 2021 cybercrime statistics to provide a clear look on the cyber-threat landscape.
US data compromises affected over 20 million people in Q1 2022
According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, publicly reported data compromises in the United States affected 20,773,963 million victims (approximately 230,822 a day) in the first quarter of 2022.
Only 4 of the 50 US states have enacted consumer data protection laws
Consumer data protection laws establish consumers' rights around access, deletion, and portability of personal information. Also, it provides the right to opt-out of targeted advertising and the sale of personal data.
Microsoft was the most impersonated brand in phishing attacks in 2021
Phishing actors frequently impersonate well-known brands, taking advantage of consumer trends to scam unsuspecting customers. Productivity tools, illegal streaming sites, retail sites, social media, finance, and many other services are often imitated brands.