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Working from home can save the US $4.5 trillion annually

Although the pandemic had brought catastrophic consequences to the business sector, the normalization of working from home may as well bring positive changes. Data acquired by Atlas VPN reveals, by 2030, the US companies can save 4.5 trillion dollars by letting their employees work remotely.

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VPN installs in Hong Kong surged 150 times in the last 7 days

According to Atlas VPN user data, VPN (Virtual Private Network) installs in Hong Kong increased by 150 times in the last 7 days. The rise in the number of installs started on May 21, 2020. In just a single day, the number of installs surged by 520%.

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It Costs $7 For Your Boss to Monitor You Working Remotely

Data compiled by Atlas VPN shows that, on average, managers pay $7 to monitor a single employee. Demand for staff monitoring services has increased three times since the beginning of quarantine, the founder and the chief executive of Hubstaff, a well-known tracking software company, reports.

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Number of breached records surged by 273% in 2020 Q1

According to Atlas VPN investigation, the number of breached records globally surged by 273%, when comparing 2019 Q1 to 2020 Q1. During the first three months of 2020, over 8.4 billion documents got leaked.

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Advanced Persistent Threat protection market to grow 2x by 2024 to $10.6 billion

According to Atlas VPN investigation, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) protection market is projected to grow more than two times by 2024 to $10.6 billion. This is mainly due to the ever-increasing amount of internet users as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which creates more potential targets for hackers.

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COVID-19 survivor's blood on dark web costs 3 times more than hiring a hitman

According to data compiled by Atlas VPN, the blood of recovered coronavirus patients costs over three times more than hiring a hitman. Fake vaccines and cures, including blood from allegedly recovered COVID-19 patient, cost 16 thousand dollars; meanwhile you can commission a murder for 5 thousand dollars.

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RDP Attacks Surged by 330% in The US Amid Pandemic

According to data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN, remote desktop protocol (RDP) attacks rocketed by 330% in the US amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The rise in cyber-attacks correlates almost precisely with the start of lockdowns worldwide from March 10, 2020.

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Over 400 million malware infections detected in last 30 days, more than 10 million daily

Data compiled by Atlas VPN reveals there have been nearly 404 million malware infections during the last 30 days worldwide, which makes over 10 million cases per day. More than 64% of the malicious attacks were targeting educational institutions.

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39% of Spam Emails Offer Fake Medical Products

According to data collected and analyzed by Atlas VPN, health-related spam emails was the most common category of spam last year. In 2019, 39% of spam emails were promoting fake pharmaceuticals and health cures.

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Cybercrime Damages to Reach $27 Billion by 2025, New Estimation Reveals

According to Atlas VPN estimations, damages caused by cybercrime are expected to reach more than $27 billion by 2025. Throughout the last 6-years, cybercrime damages increased by an average of 37,44% per year.

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Interest in Telemedicine Grows by 525% Worldwide

As quarantine goes on, interest in the "telemedicine" keyword is rising globally. Data compiled by Atlas VPN reveals that in 2020, the interest rate in telemedicine has increased by 525% worldwide.

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