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FBI’s Internet Crime Center registers over 2,000 complaints daily
Internet crime has been steadily increasing over the years as more people use the internet and hackers find new ways to attack vulnerable systems.
In 2020 number of vulnerabilities in Microsoft products exceeded 1,000 for the first time
Microsoft products are used by billions of people worldwide. Historically, however, they are known to have many vulnerabilities that pose security risks to users of the software.
Cyberattacks surge by 33% in a year
Over the recent years, we hear about cyberattacks much more due to the constant increase in internet users and technology growth. Therefore, hackers continue to abuse vulnerabilities for their benefit, and it seems this issue will only proceed to grow if necessary measures are not taken.
Consumer threats jumped by 83% in 2020, recent findings reveal
According to Atlas VPN analysis, consumer threats jumped by 82.84% in 2020. The most concerning fact is that a few extremely dangerous and multi-purpose malware types sky-rocketed to never-before-seen heights.
GDPR fines nearly hit 300 million euros in three years
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented in the EU three years ago on May 25th. This legislation aimed to give the residents of the EU more control over their data and privacy. Organizations that violated this regulation were fined appropriately.
Americans projected to lose over $5 billion to internet crime in 2021
Cybercriminals in America are getting richer. According to the Atlas VPN team’s analysis, Americans are estimated to lose more than $5 billion to internet crime by the end of 2021.
More than 3 billion internet users now use the Google Chrome browser
Choosing what browser to use is something that every internet user has to do. There are plenty of options to pick from. When choosing, it is essential to make sure your browser has the proper security and privacy settings.
India, Austria, and US organizations most hit with ransomware
Ransomware attacks are one of the leading cyber threats that organizations have to face. Hackers encrypt essential files and documents, leaving victims with an option to pay the ransom to gain access back or to restore data from backups.
An analysis of the top 10 most cybercrime-ridden states
According to Atlas VPN analysis, the top 10 US states by losses to cybercrime are California, New York, Texas, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Colorado. Last year, citizens in these states lost $2.39 billion to various types of internet crime. In the earliest reporting period - 2013, losses reached $327.89 million.