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Blockchain hackers have stolen over $1 billion in Q3 2021
Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency hype have gotten a lot of attention in the past years. However, it has also become a goldmine for cybercriminals who exploit blockchain’s network design, implementation, and other things to get a quick buck.
More than 1 million unique phishing websites were detected in H1 2021
Phishing is one of the easiest cyber attacks to carry out and highly effective for defrauding victims of sensitive information. It may be why phishing attack numbers continue to rise.
Almost 40% of internet users globally don’t have internet freedom
As internet adoption continues to grow worldwide, more and more governments want to control what internet users can see and assert their authority over tech firms. These trends have resulted in a significant decrease in internet freedom and more restricted access to content.
Most damaging cybercrime services cost less than $500 on the dark web
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, most damaging attacks, like ransomware kits and sophisticated targeted attacks, cost anywhere between $66 and $500.
Sophisticated attacks on the rise: streaming industry targeted the most
As internet security tools improve, hackers need to come up with more advanced attack technologies as well. Sophisticated automated attacks emulate human behavior to evade detection. They can imitate human keystrokes and mouse movements. Such bots can trick standard bot-detection tools through human workers.
Minecraft most malware-infected game on the market with 228k users affected
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, Between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, 303,827 individuals’ deivices were infected with gaming-related malware and unwanted software, with 69,244 files transmitted under the pretext of some of the most popular PC games worldwide.
Ministries of Foreign Affairs most targeted in the credential harvesting campaign
Some threat actors work for the state, and their job is to target other countries’ government administrations with cyberattacks. By doing so, hackers can steal sensitive classified information, which might be essential to the Ministries of the attacked country.
Interest in keyword ‘cybersecurity’ on Google Search hits an all-time high
Cybersecurity lately has become a hot topic for many governments and businesses around the world. Cybercriminals used the pandemic and remote work to launch cyberattacks against unprepared organizations, suddenly making big headlines and getting everyone’s attention.