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Google Play Protect detects only 31% of Android stalkerware
Data presented by the Atlas VPN research team reveals that Android’s internal Google Play Protect service detects only 31% of stalkerware threats.
Ransomware has already cost victims $45 million in 2021
Cybercriminals have started to use double extortion methods in ransomware attacks. Attackers not only encrypt your data but also threaten to sell confidential information of your business if the ransom is not paid. That leaves some organizations with no other choice but to pay criminals.
51% of exploits sold on underground forums are for Microsoft products
Cybercriminals sell found software vulnerabilities to each other, increasing their profits and causing more damage along the way. They target the most used software to affect as many people as possible.
Over 60% of Android apps have security vulnerabilities
When a developer leaves a mistake in application code, it can create a security vulnerability that criminals may exploit.
Australians lost a record $139 million to scams in H1 2021
Australians have reported 124,315 scam events since the beginning of the year, resulting in a record $139 million in losses, according to data examined by the Atlas VPN research team.
Personal data compromises surge by almost 40% in Q2, 2021
Millions of individuals and organizations are affected every day by cyberattacks that threaten to steal sensitive data. Even though more people have become aware of cyber risks, hackers develop new techniques and malware to stay ahead of defense technologies.
31% of US companies close down after falling victim to ransomware
Data presented by the Atlas VPN research team reveals that 31% of businesses in the US are forced to close down as a consequence of falling victim to ransomware attacks.
Phishing and web-based attacks were the most common among Europe's SMEs
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have become a desired target for many hackers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As moving to remote work was necessary, most smaller businesses were not prepared for the cybersecurity challenges.
Top 10 most successful active blockchain scams have netted $13.7 million to date
As the popularity of cryptocurrencies grows, so does the number of blockchain scams. According to the data analyzed by the Atlas VPN team, the top ten most successful currently active blockchain scams have collected $13,692,245 to date.
Study: US, UK, and Saudi Arabia lead in commitment to cybersecurity
Cybersecurity practices are constantly evolving as new technologies arise. Some countries that have more resources are prepared for cyber threats better than others.
Over 60% of fraudsters request gift cards in business emails scams; eBay, Google Play cards most popular
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, gift cards were the preferred payment method for 64% of fraudsters who used attacks to compromise business emails in the second half of 2020.