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Hackers attacked businesses over 700 million times in last 30 days globally
According to data compiled and analyzed by Atlas VPN, threat actors attacked businesses more than 722 million times during the last 30 days worldwide. Over 73% of these hacking attempts were malware attacks.
Over $12 billion in crypto stolen in the past decade
Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, the crypto industry’s technology has advanced significantly. Despite that, many crypto services have failed to build efficient security systems that would stop cybercriminals from exploiting flaws for personal gain at the expense of their victims. Besides, many bad actors have employed a variety of scams.
More than 40 million people had their health information leaked in 2021
A data breach comes with many negative consequences to the organization, such as financial and reputational losses. However, when cybercriminals launch attacks on health institutions, it puts in danger not only the organization but also patient lives.
Record number of data leak sites detected in 2021
Falling victim to a ransomware attack is one of the worst things that can happen to a company from a cybersecurity standpoint. No other attack damages the organizations’ reputation, finances, and operational activities like ransomware.
73% of phishing sites impersonate Microsoft product-related login pages
Cybercriminals always target software or websites which many people use. By exploiting found vulnerabilities or using people’s unawareness of good cybersecurity practices, threat actors launch different cyberattacks, which would affect a large audience and bring the most benefits.
Almost 100k Americans fell victims to credit card fraud in 2021 Q3
Data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN reveals that 97 thousand Americans were the victims of credit card fraud in Q3 2021. This type of identity theft most commonly victimized people ages 30-39.
Americans lost a record $3.5bn to cybercrime in 2021 YTD
The wave of cybercrime is plowing throughout America with the biggest damages in history. Atlas VPN extracted data from publicly available government sources and found that US citizens already lost $3.49 billion to cybercrime throughout the first three quarters of 2021.
86% of hacks in Google Cloud were used for illegal crypto mining
Many successful attacks on the cloud infrastructure are due to poor cybersecurity measures and a lack of control implementations. Without robust protection, cloud services can become easy targets for hackers to launch various cyberattacks.
Over 100 million Windows-targeted malware developed in 2021 alone
According to data analyzed and presented by Atlas VPN, 2021 marks a record year for the development of new Windows malware. Even though 2021 has another month to go, cybercriminals have already developed a whopping 107.28 million unique threats targeted at Windows devices.