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Gamers hit with over 14 million credential stuffing attacks daily

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, gamers are hit with 14.02 million credential stuffing attacks daily. A successful credential abuse attack steals the victim's account and puts the owner's credit card information as well as in-game assets at risk.

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Newly founded cybersecurity startups raise over $31 million in 2020

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, there are 78 new cybersecurity companies founded in 2020 that cumulatively have raised over $31.6 million in funding year-to-date.

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India estimated to reach 1 billion internet users by 2025

According to data estimations calculated by the Atlas VPN research team, India is set to reach 1 billion internet users by the year 2025. As of 2020 YTD, there are over 687.6 million internet users in India.

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FTC refunded over $11.45 billion to financial fraud victims

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) refunded $11.45 billion to US consumers that were scammed by cybercriminals. As many as 7.04 million individuals received a refund from the FTC since its inception.

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Australians and Danes afraid of cyber attacks more than Covid-19

The year 2020 presented us with a new challenge—Covid-19, which has impacted the majority of the world. Nevertheless, according to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, 70% of Australians and 66% of Danes named cyber attacks as the primary threat to their countries when asked about top global risks.

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US political ad spend on Google exceeds $384 million in the last 2 years

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, US political advertisement spend on Google, YouTube, and partner outlets exceed $384.94 million in the past 2 years. In total, there were 414,285 political ads on Google targeting US citizens since May 30, 2018.

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Belarus registers over 2.1 million cyber attacks in the last 31 days — 19% of all threats in Europe

As political tensions are growing in Belarus, so are the cyber threats. According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, Belarus faced 2,125,592 cyber attacks in the last 31 days —that is 68,567 attacks per day on average. Cyber attacks directed at Belarus make up 19.02% of all the cyber threats aimed at Europe, placing Belarus in the number one spot in the continent.

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Interest in VPNs surges by 1150% in the Philippines

According to Atlas VPN investigation, interest in VPNs surged by 1150% in the Philippines due to a special mobile game offer. To honor Brazil’s day of independence, which will happen on September 7, 2020, Moonton, a mobile game developer, prepared a gift for Brazilians - multiple free skins on their mobile game - Mobile Legends.

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Australians have lost nearly $90 million to scams in 2020

According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, Australians have reported 99,321 scam events since the beginning of the year, resulting in$89.6 million in losses.Notably, $3.3 million were lost to coronavirus-related frauds.

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82% of IT leaders plan to adopt 5G in the next 6 – 12 months

According to data acquired Atlas VPN investigation, 82% of IT leaders across different industries plan to implement a 5G connection in the next 6 - 12 months.

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Data leaks surge almost 500% at 27 billion amid pandemic

Data breaches exposing millions of personal records are becoming the new normal. Data leaks reached an all-time high, rising by 492% to a record 27 billion in the first half of 2020.

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