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One-third of gamers suffered online gaming account hack

According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, 38% of gamers have been hacked at least once in the past while playing computer games.

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56% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack in the last 12 months costing $1.1M per hack

According to the data acquired by the Atlas VPN team, 56% of organizations worldwide experienced at least one ransomware attack in the past 12 months, with an average ransom costing victims $1.1 million.

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Google reports over 2 million phishing sites in 2020 YTD

According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, Google registered 2.02 million phishing websites in 2020 Year-to-Date (YTD). An average of 46 thousand phishing sites are detected every week, according to Google’s Transparency Report.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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