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Study: US, UK, and Saudi Arabia lead in commitment to cybersecurity
Cybersecurity practices are constantly evolving as new technologies arise. Some countries that have more resources are prepared for cyber threats better than others.
Over 60% of fraudsters request gift cards in business emails scams; eBay, Google Play cards most popular
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, gift cards were the preferred payment method for 64% of fraudsters who used attacks to compromise business emails in the second half of 2020.
Australians lost over $800 million to scams in 2020
In the chaotic global environment, due to the pandemic, criminals exploited many people with scams. Moreover, uncertainty for a lot of things led to scammers being even more vicious with their attacks.
40 Worrying Cybercrime Statistics & Facts 
Atlas VPN compiled their 2021 H1 cybercrime statistics to provide a clear look on the cyber-threat landscape.
Cyberattack volume grew in 78% of businesses globally, remote working main catalyst
Data presented by the Atlas VPN team reveals that, on average, cyberattacks on enterprises due to the shift to remote work increased by 78% in the last 12 months. Even though social media platforms are flooded with news of companies proudly presenting the fact that they are permanently shifting to a remote-work environment, they usually do not mention the fact that the pivot has created major issues for their security.
FBI’s Internet Crime Center registers over 2,000 complaints daily
Internet crime has been steadily increasing over the years as more people use the internet and hackers find new ways to attack vulnerable systems.
In 2020 number of vulnerabilities in Microsoft products exceeded 1,000 for the first time
Microsoft products are used by billions of people worldwide. Historically, however, they are known to have many vulnerabilities that pose security risks to users of the software.
Cyberattacks surge by 33% in a year
Over the recent years, we hear about cyberattacks much more due to the constant increase in internet users and technology growth. Therefore, hackers continue to abuse vulnerabilities for their benefit, and it seems this issue will only proceed to grow if necessary measures are not taken.