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Americans received more than 24 billion robocalls in H1 2022
Robocalls are gaining popularity. Clinics use them to remind patients about their appointments, telemarketers employ them to sell their latest products, and scammers utilize them as a tool to lure out personal information.
Amazon-related phishing sites approach 900 on Amazon Prime Day
Amazon is the most impersonated retail brand in phishing websites, with over 1,633 suspicious sites detected in the last 90 days.
GDPR fines hit nearly €100 million in H1 2022
An analysis by Atlas VPN reveals that GDPR fines hit a total of €97.29 million in the first half of 2022, an increase of 92% over H1 2021.
Crypto hackers stole almost $2 billion in H1 2022
The interest in cryptocurrencies is diminishing worldwide — the NFTs market is dwindling, and Bitcoin is experiencing the biggest price drop in 11 years. Yet, the cybercriminals continue to make billions by targeting various crypto projects.
Pregnancy and period tracking apps corrupt women’s privacy, study reveals
Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right for women to get an abortion, allowing each state to decide on abortion laws. The decision destroyed 50 years of progress in women’s rights to privacy and the ability to choose for themselves.
Blockchain.com, Luno, and Cardano are the top-most phished crypto projects
Even with the crypto market experiencing a crash, crypto scams are still going strong. Phishing scams, in particular, are favored among cybercriminals.
Study: Almost 70% of email scammers leave the 'subject' line empty
Cybercriminals frequently target businesses and individuals via emails that appear to come from a legitimate bank, government agency, or organization. In phishing attacks, scammers will employ social engineering techniques to get you to click on their email.
Study: Apple pays 5x more per exposed vulnerability than Samsung
A bug bounty program is a reward offered for discovering and reporting a bug in a software product. Many tech companies provide bug bounties to encourage product enhancement and increase connection with end-users or clients.
Over 70% of organizations suffered two or more ransomware attacks in the past 12 months
Ransomware has become a popular means for cybercriminals to cash in on their activities. They use ransomware to encrypt companies' essential data and ask to pay a ransom in return. If companies have not backed up their information, they must dig into their pockets to get it back.