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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.
Top 10 most successful active blockchain scams have netted $13.7 million to date
As the popularity of cryptocurrencies grows, so does the number of blockchain scams. According to the data analyzed by the Atlas VPN team, the top ten most successful currently active blockchain scams have collected $13,692,245 to date.
Study: US, UK, and Saudi Arabia lead in commitment to cybersecurity
Cybersecurity practices are constantly evolving as new technologies arise. Some countries that have more resources are prepared for cyber threats better than others.
Over 60% of fraudsters request gift cards in business emails scams; eBay, Google Play cards most popular
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, gift cards were the preferred payment method for 64% of fraudsters who used attacks to compromise business emails in the second half of 2020.
Cyberattack volume grew in 78% of businesses globally, remote working main catalyst
Data presented by the Atlas VPN team reveals that, on average, cyberattacks on enterprises due to the shift to remote work increased by 78% in the last 12 months. Even though social media platforms are flooded with news of companies proudly presenting the fact that they are permanently shifting to a remote-work environment, they usually do not mention the fact that the pivot has created major issues for their security.
FBI’s Internet Crime Center registers over 2,000 complaints daily
Internet crime has been steadily increasing over the years as more people use the internet and hackers find new ways to attack vulnerable systems.