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Top 5 ransomware statistics in the last year
Cybercriminal gangs launch ransomware attacks to encrypt businesses' sensitive data and get paid a significant ransom. Sometimes hackers even use a method called double extortion. They threaten the organization to sell the stolen information online if the ransom is not paid.
Russia and China-sponsored hackers threaten the world with cyberattacks
State-sponsored cyberattacks are carried out to espionage secret government data, disrupt services or identify and exploit national infrastructure vulnerabilities. According to the data collected by the Atlas VPN team, Russia and China sponsored over 50 cyberattacks in 2022, with Ukraine being the most targeted country.
Over 80% of malware attacks target education sector as back-to-school season nears
Barely anyone realizes that enterprises in the education sector are currently under a barrage of malware attacks. Data presented by Atlas VPN reveals that the education industry has been the primary target for cyberattacks in the last 30 days.
Ransomware hackers drained over 30 terabytes of sensitive data in 2022
Ransomware attacks have been terrorizing businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide. According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, ransomware hackers stole over 30 terabytes (TB) of personal and other sensitive data throughout more than 300 attacks in 2022.
Record-breaking number of router security flaws discovered in the last few years
The data presented by Atlas VPN reveals that router vulnerabilities have surged to record heights in the past few years.
Linux malware on a rise reaching all-time high in H1 2022
Until recently, cybercriminals have largely ignored Linux compared to other more popular operating systems. However, the new data shows that cyber attack trends are shifting.
Social Media data leaks account for 41% of all records breached
Social media is quickly turning into a primary security weak point. A single data breach within one of the major social media networks can result in millions of records being stolen.
Top 5 phishing statistics of 2022
While 2022 is not over, phishers have already launched various attacks. In this article, Atlas VPN team has compiled a list of the top five most notable phishing statistics and findings of this year so far.