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2 million YouTube channels removed with 87% of channels promoting scams
According to Atlas VPN investigation, Google’s video platform YouTube removed 1.98 million channels between January and March of 2020. In 87.5% of the cases, the channels were terminated due to promoting scams, sending out spam, or posting misleading content.
Over 150,000 COVID-related fraud reports submitted to the US Government YTD
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, Americans reported 152,129 coronavirus-related fraud cases since the start of the year. These reports reveal that citizens lost more than $97.39 million to COVID-19 and stimulus check scams.
Twitter Bitcoin scam reached over 37% of Twitter’s userbase
On July 15th, 2020, between 20:00–22:00 UTC, cybercriminals took over multiple high-profile Twitter accounts to promote a Bitcoin scam. Hackers sent out tweets asking people to send cryptocurrencies to a specified wallet, and in return, the sent amount would be doubled and returned to the sender.
Software M&A deals hit over $3 billion in Q2, 2020
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, the total monetary value of software M&A deals reached $3 billion USD during the…
270 million malware attacks registered in the first quarter of 2020
Malware is dangerous as it can disrupt, disable, or take control of the users’ computer systems. Malware has evolved over the years and comes with different functionality depending on the goals of the cybercriminal.
Cybersecurity market generated 2x bigger revenue than TikTok in 2020, Q1
The cybersecurity industry continues to grow, surpassing the most popular applications or services. According to data analyzed by Atlas VPN…
VPN service lets users pay what they want amid global recession
Atlas VPN, a trusted cybersecurity product, already recognized by large media outlets globally, introduces the Pay-What-You-Want feature on…
Nearly 50% of newly added billion-dollar enterprises provide storage and cybersecurity products
Atlas VPN research team discovered that there had been a significant increase in new enterprise software firms in the last year, with…
Automotive cyber incidents doubled in 2019, reaching 188 vulnerabilities
According to Atlas VPN investigation, automotive hacking incidents more than doubled in 2019 compared to the data of 2018. Data also reveals that from 2016 to 2019, the number of automotive hacking incidents jumped more than 7 times.