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US and Russia account for 54% of global spam volume within last 180 days
Everyone that owns digital mailboxes has encountered annoying spam emails that show up unsolicited. But have you ever wondered where they come from?
37 billion data records leaked in 2020, a growth of 140% YOY
According to the data analyzed by the Atlas VPN team based on the 2020 Year End Data Breach QuickView Report by Risk Based Security, the number of leaked data records worldwide hit a whopping 37 billion in 2020. It is a 140% increase from 15 billion records in 2019.
UK's cybersecurity firms hit over $12 billion in 2020 revenue
Atlas VPN research team found that in the 2020 financial year, online security companies in the UK raked in nearly 8.88 billion GBP which is equivalent to 12.51 billion US dollars, a 7% increase from last year's 8.3 billion GBP (11.69 billion USD).
59% of Canadian organizations deployed VPNs to combat cyberattacks in 2020
Last year was challenging for organizations on many levels. Due to the global pandemic, many businesses were forced to close, while some shifted to remote work, which opened new opportunities for cybercriminals. This situation pressed organizations to look for new ways to improve their cybersecurity practices.
Google reports a record number of requests to disclose user information in 2020 H1
Recent findings by Atlas VPN reveal that these requests have been steadily growing in the past five years. In the first half of 2020, Google reported a record number of applications for the disclosure of user information.
Cybercrime cost the world over $1 trillion in 2020
With our lives increasingly taking place online, cybercrime is more profitable than ever. Last year, global losses from cybercrime reached record-highs.
ATM hacks surged 269% in Europe in 2020 H1, recent findings reveal
Recent findings by Atlas VPN reveal that cybercriminals started to hack into the ATMs using malware and logical attacks. A logical or malware attack is a type of cyber attack where threat actors alter the ATM software to access the cash dispenser.
Over 300 million individuals affected by the US data leaks in 2020
The year 2020 was full of challenges. The global pandemic threatened our health and digital safety as cybercriminals took advantage of the worldwide uncertainty for a quick gain.
Australians lost a record $176 million from 216 thousand scams in 2020
Scam damages in Australia have been steadily growing in the last 4 years. However, last year’s losses surged by more than two times. The reason being, millions of people shifted towards remote work and, in turn, created many new attack vectors for cybercriminals.