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43% US Risk Professionals Say Cyber Incidents will Thrive in 2020, Businesses Ready to Invest
Data gathered and analyzed by Atlas VPN shows that 43% of business professionals predict US companies will get involved in a cyber accident by the end of 2020. The statistics reveal risks US businesses may be facing in 2020.
37% of Businesses Expect to Grow by Investing in Cybersecurity
According to Atlas VPN investigation, 37% of business advisors believe that cybersecurity is a top priority investment for firms in 2020.
62% of Americans are still going to workplaces despite most COVID-19 cases
According to Atlas VPN investigation, lockdowns successfully reduced the mobility of citizens, but 62% of Americans are still going to work. Recently, Google published its user’s location data to show how quarantine impacted the behaviors of citizens in various countries. Here, baseline or 0% is data from the beginning of the year, from January 3 to February 6.
Over 35,500 coronavirus-related websites reported as scam
According to Atlas VPN research, cumulatively, scammers created over 35,500 unique websites related to COVID-19 in the last month. Here, they tried to swindle money by selling masks, hand-sanitizers, or even virus testing kits.
Wyoming is the most coronavirus-concerned US state, unemployment-related topics shoot by 7,000%
According to data acquired by Atlas VPN, Wyoming is the most coronavirus-concerned state in the US. Google Trends tool shows search interest in the “coronavirus” term reaching its peak in Wyoming. The results were gathered on March 30.
"What is VPN" searches grow by 81% amid COVID-19 pandemic
According to data collected by Atlas VPN, the number of Google searches for "What is VPN" increased by 81% worldwide. The frequency of this query was growing steadily over the first three weeks of March.
Google Registers a 350% Increase in Phishing Websites Amid Quarantine
According to data gathered and analyzed by Atlas VPN, the number of phishing websites spiked by 350% amid COVID-19 quarantine. As Google reports it, the number of registered phishing sites has been snowballing over the last three months.
More than 1,000 students suffer from hacker attacks daily
According to the data collected by Atlas VPN, cybercriminals started targeting the field of education and attacked users more than 356,000 times during the last academic year (2018-2019). Since textbooks are expensive, and writing essays is time-consuming, pupils search for illegal downloads. In 234,000 cases, downloaded essays had hidden malware.
Lockdowns and panic leads to a 124% surge in VPN usage in the US
According to Atlas VPN user data, VPN usage in the US increased by 124% during the last two weeks. VPN usage in the country increased by 71% in the last 7 days alone. Not surprisingly, confirmed coronavirus cases in the US skyrocketed as well.