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Nearly half of ransomware attacks globally targeted the US in 2021
Ransomware in the hands of cybercriminals can become a powerful weapon that could cause your business financial and reputational damage. While some hackers only seek money in cyberattacks, others could also use ransomware to steal confidential government information.
GDPR fines hit over €1 billion in 2021
The European Union (EU) implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. The goal of this Act was to offer EU citizens more control over their data and privacy. Organizations that disobeyed the legislation were subjected to hefty fines, which keep increasing every year.
Almost 30% of identity crime victims have suffered from identity theft more than once
Falling victim to identity crime should make people more vigilant against future fraud. However, data suggest otherwise.
Hackers attacked businesses over 700 million times in last 30 days globally
According to data compiled and analyzed by Atlas VPN, threat actors attacked businesses more than 722 million times during the last 30 days worldwide. Over 73% of these hacking attempts were malware attacks.
Over $12 billion in crypto stolen in the past decade
Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, the crypto industry’s technology has advanced significantly. Despite that, many crypto services have failed to build efficient security systems that would stop cybercriminals from exploiting flaws for personal gain at the expense of their victims. Besides, many bad actors have employed a variety of scams.
More than 40 million people had their health information leaked in 2021
A data breach comes with many negative consequences to the organization, such as financial and reputational losses. However, when cybercriminals launch attacks on health institutions, it puts in danger not only the organization but also patient lives.
Record number of data leak sites detected in 2021
Falling victim to a ransomware attack is one of the worst things that can happen to a company from a cybersecurity standpoint. No other attack damages the organizations’ reputation, finances, and operational activities like ransomware.
73% of phishing sites impersonate Microsoft product-related login pages
Cybercriminals always target software or websites which many people use. By exploiting found vulnerabilities or using people’s unawareness of good cybersecurity practices, threat actors launch different cyberattacks, which would affect a large audience and bring the most benefits.