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42% of manufacturers in the UK endured a cyber incident in the last 12 months
According to data presented by Atlas VPN, 42% of manufacturers in the UK have been victims of cybercrime within the past year.
Over 95% of all new malware threats discovered in 2022 are aimed at Windows
Windows is the most popular operating system among desktop and laptop users. It occupies around 30% of the OS market share worldwide. This may be one of the reasons why it is also the most targeted by malware.
Over 90% of online trackers are from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft
Online data trackers on websites are used to follow your browsing habits, IP address, and personal information. According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, 93.7% of online trackers are from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Beyond trackers, other web privacy threats, such as session replay and fingerprinting, are also present.
Almost 50% of social media users have been victims of online shopping scams, says survey
While many online shops are legitimate, scammers often take advantage of the anonymous nature of the internet to exploit unsuspecting victims by setting up fake ones. And with the rise of social media e-commerce, shopping scams are increasingly taking place on social platforms.
Cryptojacking malware soars nearly 4x in Q3 2022
After recent turbulence in the crypto market, Atlas VPN decided to analyze the cybersecurity side of the crypto landscape and found that new modifications of cryptojacking software used in the act of hijacking a computer and using it to mine digital assets against the user's will, grew 3.8 times in Q3 2022.
TikTok removed nearly 50 million videos due to minor safety in Q2 2022
Video sharing platform TikTok has over 1 billion users and is among the most popular social media. However, TikTok has received a fair share of criticism due to its privacy policies and content that may harm young and impressionable people.
Americans lost a record $2.7 billion to investment scams in 2022
A study carried out by Atlas VPN reveals that issues pertaining to online fraud are most severe in the business investment category.
Generation X in China is the wariest of wearable technology due to data privacy concerns
Wearable electronics are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, including in China, where around 78% of the population own a smartwatch, a fitness tracker, or both. However, as such devices have access to a vast amount of sensitive data, like users' health information, privacy and security concerns arise.
US military veterans lost over $560 million to scams in the last 5 years
As Veterans Day approaches, we would like to use this as an opportunity to inform about scams targeting former military members. According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, US military veterans lost $563 million to scams in the last 5 years. In total, military retirees reported 556,807 cases of fraud.