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LinkedIn phishing scams most clicked with a 47% open rate in Q3 2020
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, emails impersonating LinkedIn were the most clicked on social media phishing attacks, with a 47% open rate in the third quarter of this year.
COVID-19-related trojan infections soared 228% in Q3 2020
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, COVID-19-related trojan infections shoot up by 228% in Q3, 2020, compared to the previous quarter. Malicious COVID-19 campaigns typically use pandemic-related subjects, including testing, treatments, cures, and remote-work topics to lure targets into clicking on a malicious link, downloading a file, or viewing a PDF.
45% of businesses faced a data breach in last 12 months
Data breaches continue to dominate headlines around the world. Recent findings analyzed by Atlas VPN reveal that as many as 45% of businesses had a data breach in the last 12 months.
Global ransomware attacks surged by 110% at 34 million Year-on-Year
Ransomware attacks broke a two-year record in September of 2020. According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN team, there were 34.11 million ransomware attacks detected this September — 110% more than the same period last year when 16.21 million attacks were recorded.
VPN installs in Thailand surge by 644% due to porn site bans
According to in-house aggregated Atlas VPN user data, Virtual Private Network (VPN) installs in Thailand surged by 644% in the last few days. The interest in VPNs sky-rocketed immediately after Thailand's government banned Pornhub and 190 other pornography websites late on Monday.
Blockchain hackers have stolen over $13.6 billion in 330 hack events
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN team, hackers stole $13.6 billion through 330 blockchain hack events.
COVID-19-related scams cost Americans over $160 million
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, Americans lost more than $160 million to COVID-19-related scams since the start of 2020. In total, US citizens reported over 118 thousand fraud cases, with 49.2% of those reports indicating a financial loss.
Arab countries are the top 5 VPN adopters worldwide with 24% penetration
According to data gathered and analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, VPN (Virtual Private Network) downloads reached 134 million in 2020 H1, taking 85 selected countries into account. Atlas VPN report found that the top 10 VPN adopters are: The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Singapore, Turkey, Indonesia, Panama, and Great Britain
Mulan tops most-trending movies globally with 61% preference in most countries
The worldwide pandemic has not stopped the movie industry, but it has definitely changed the movie consuming habits. With more people spending time at home we were curious to see what movies people across the world are choosing for their entertainment.