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65% of all DDoS attacks target US and UK
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are common for cybercriminals who want to disrupt online-dependent businesses. As the pandemic made many people move to remote work and online life, hackers saw it as an opportunity to benefit.
Average data breach cost surpasses $4 million in 2021, record growth of 10% YoY
According to data presented by Atlas VPN, the average financial damages caused by a data breach grew around 10% year over year to $4.24 million in 2021. This is the highest increase in a single year since the start of the reporting period in 2015.
Google Play Protect detects only 31% of Android stalkerware
Data presented by the Atlas VPN research team reveals that Android’s internal Google Play Protect service detects only 31% of stalkerware threats.
Ransomware has already cost victims $45 million in 2021
Cybercriminals have started to use double extortion methods in ransomware attacks. Attackers not only encrypt your data but also threaten to sell confidential information of your business if the ransom is not paid. That leaves some organizations with no other choice but to pay criminals.
51% of exploits sold on underground forums are for Microsoft products
Cybercriminals sell found software vulnerabilities to each other, increasing their profits and causing more damage along the way. They target the most used software to affect as many people as possible.
Over 60% of Android apps have security vulnerabilities
When a developer leaves a mistake in application code, it can create a security vulnerability that criminals may exploit.
Personal data compromises surge by almost 40% in Q2, 2021
Millions of individuals and organizations are affected every day by cyberattacks that threaten to steal sensitive data. Even though more people have become aware of cyber risks, hackers develop new techniques and malware to stay ahead of defense technologies.
31% of US companies close down after falling victim to ransomware
Data presented by the Atlas VPN research team reveals that 31% of businesses in the US are forced to close down as a consequence of falling victim to ransomware attacks.
Phishing and web-based attacks were the most common among Europe's SMEs
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have become a desired target for many hackers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As moving to remote work was necessary, most smaller businesses were not prepared for the cybersecurity challenges.