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65% of businesses faced one or more insider cyberattacks in the last 12 months
Most cybersecurity landscape data is focused on outsider attacks; however, recent findings reveal that insider threats are becoming more common. Attacks originating from within the company are much more elusive since standard security practices do not work.
Average ransom payout jumped 178% in a year
Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where a criminal encrypts, typically, sensitive files, then threatens to publish them unless a demanded ransom is paid. These attacks reached record-highs in 2020 as employees shifted to remote work, in turn creating more attack vectors for hackers.
One in ten businesses sell your personal data to third parties
Customer personal data is a valuable commodity to businesses, which they use to improve and market their products. However, some companies profit from selling your data to other businesses. According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, one in ten businesses globally sell customer data to third parties.
VPN demand hits record levels in years as Black Friday shopping approaches
With Black Friday only a couple of days away, people are already searching the internet for deals, and VPN deals are more popular than ever before. According to Atlas VPN analysis, VPN demand is at its all-time high days before this year’s Balck Friday shopping craze.
Millennials lose $300 per fraud while elderly lose 4x more
According to Atlas VPN findings based on official FTC records, Millennials lose between $300 and $205 per fraud case, while elderly people lose up to $1,200.
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.
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.
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.