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VPN installs in Thailand surge by 644% due to porn site bans
According to in-house aggregated Atlas VPN user data, Virtual Private Network (VPN) installs in Thailand surged by 644% in the last few days. The interest in VPNs sky-rocketed immediately after Thailand's government banned Pornhub and 190 other pornography websites late on Monday.
Blockchain hackers have stolen over $13.6 billion in 330 hack events
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN team, hackers stole $13.6 billion through 330 blockchain hack events.
COVID-19-related scams cost Americans over $160 million
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, Americans lost more than $160 million to COVID-19-related scams since the start of 2020. In total, US citizens reported over 118 thousand fraud cases, with 49.2% of those reports indicating a financial loss.
Arab countries are the top 5 VPN adopters worldwide with 24% penetration
According to data gathered and analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, VPN (Virtual Private Network) downloads reached 134 million in 2020 H1, taking 85 selected countries into account. Atlas VPN report found that the top 10 VPN adopters are: The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Singapore, Turkey, Indonesia, Panama, and Great Britain
Mulan tops most-trending movies globally with 61% preference in most countries
The worldwide pandemic has not stopped the movie industry, but it has definitely changed the movie consuming habits. With more people spending time at home we were curious to see what movies people across the world are choosing for their entertainment.
This is how much top 7 music streaming services really pay artists
Music streaming services are now the largest source of revenue for recorded music. In 2019, music streaming accounts for $7.1 billion or 63.6% of all recorded music revenue, which reached $11.1 billion.
Americans report 168k imposter scam cases amounting to $300m in losses YTD
According to data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN, the United States residents reported 168,818 imposter scam cases amounting to $299.9 million in losses in the first half of 2020.
Hackers earned nearly $45 million from bounties in the last 12 months
In popular culture, hackers are often associated with bad guys. However, just as there are criminal hackers, there exist ethical hackers who help organizations find security vulnerabilities. According to data acquired by Atlas VPN, ethical hackers earned $44,754,742 million collectively from bug bounties in the last 12 months.
Gamers hit with over 14 million credential stuffing attacks daily
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, gamers are hit with 14.02 million credential stuffing attacks daily. A successful credential abuse attack steals the victim's account and puts the owner's credit card information as well as in-game assets at risk.