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Nearly half of startups saw their revenue drop by 40% or more amid COVID-19 pandemic
According to Atlas VPN investigation, 40% of startups saw their revenue drop by 40% or more during the COVID-19 pandemic. It turns out that the impact of the pandemic on startups’ revenue varies greatly depending on the industry the company is in.
Top 10 VPNs had 31 million installs YTD, generating $23M in revenue
According to data analyzed by Atlas VPN, 10 best-known VPN applications hit 31 million mobile downloads in total during the first five months of 2020. At the same time, these VPN services generated 23 million dollars through in-app purchases.
US government to spend over $18 billion on cybersecurity
According to Atlas VPN investigation, the US government is set to allocate $18.78 billion for cybersecurity spending in 2021. The Department of Defense (DOD) requested the most funding for cybersecurity purposes by far, with $9.85 billion.
46% of C-level executives had been targeted by spyware in 2019
According to data compiled by Atlas VPN, 46% of C-level officers suffered from a spyware attack last year. IT specialists revealed that senior management and C-suite executives are most likely to suffer from a malicious attack within the company.
Financial fraud reports in the US jumped by 104% in 2020 Q1
According to data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN, financial fraud complaints in the US jumped by over 104% in 2020 Q1 compared to 2019 Q1. Financial identity theft occurs when fraudsters gain access to the victims’ financial information and use it for their gain whilst pretending to be the victim.
Ransomware attacks spike by 140%, 57% of organizations agree to pay
Data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN reveals, the amounts of demanded ransom payments increased by 140%, comparing the numbers of 2018 to 2019. More and more organizations succumb to blackmail: 57% of organizations settled and paid the ransom during the last 12 months.
Cyber incidents at NASA surged by 366%
According to data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN, cyber incidents at NASA increased by 366% in 2019. Being one of the nation’s most important federal agencies, this is an alarming finding.
87 million credential stuffing attacks target US daily
According to Atlas VPN investigation, hackers carry out 87 million credential stuffing attacks on US citizens daily. Credential stuffing is a cyber-attack where fraudsters use large numbers of stolen credentials to log into individuals’ or companies’ accounts.
Working from home can save the US $4.5 trillion annually
Although the pandemic had brought catastrophic consequences to the business sector, the normalization of working from home may as well bring positive changes. Data acquired by Atlas VPN reveals, by 2030, the US companies can save 4.5 trillion dollars by letting their employees work remotely.