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87 million credential stuffing attacks target US daily
According to Atlas VPN investigation, hackers carry out 87 million credential stuffing attacks on US citizens daily. Credential stuffing is a cyber-attack where fraudsters use large numbers of stolen credentials to log into individuals’ or companies’ accounts.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.