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Apple products’ vulnerabilities surge by over 450%
To maximize their financial opportunities, cybercriminals are continuously striving to exploit vulnerabilities that affect as many individuals as possible. Consumers who fail to install the most recent software update may become ideal targets for hackers.
76% of companies globally suffered service downtime in the past year
Outages caused by cyberattacks and server or network hacks can result in corrupted, damaged, or stolen data. Downtime can quickly convert into negative customer reviews and a ruined business image. Repeated outages can lead to dissatisfied customers.
Government-targeted DDoS attacks surge by over 1,800% in 2021
Nowadays, governments worldwide face the challenge of protecting their cyberspace in addition to their physical borders. Online presence creates an additional attack surface that can be used in coordinated attacks, such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
Blockchain hackers stole nearly $1.3 billion in Q1 2022
Despite the cryptocurrency price slump at the start of the year, cybercriminals were not resting at all. Attacks on various crypto projects and ecosystems brought millions of dollars to hackers and scammers.
Conversation hijacking doubles in 2021
Analysis by Atlas VPN reveals that conversation hijacking attacks more than doubled in 2021 surging from 5,106 in Q1 2021 to 12,606 in Q4 2021, representing a growth of 147% for the period.
Dangerous cyber attack kits cost less than $50 on the dark web
While cyber attacks can wreak havoc on victims' devices and may end up costing a fortune to combat, the prices of the tools to carry out these attacks are shockingly low.
Cryptominers were the most-common malware family in 2021
Malware comes in many different types, and each works in a unique way to achieve its objective. However, all malware belongs to malicious software type and is actively working against your best interest.
Internet adoption worldwide surpasses 65% in 2022, led by North America
The internet has a significant impact on how people learn, communicate, conduct business, and go about their daily lives. The importance of the internet has particularly increased during the pandemic as many businesses, and educational institutions moved to remote work.