Government-targeted DDoS attacks surge over 1,800% in 2021

Nowadays, governments worldwide face the challenge of protecting their cyberspace in addition to their physical borders.   Online presence creates an additional attack surface that can be used in coordinated attacks, such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.   According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team based on Radware's 2021-2022 report, the volume of…

Internet penetration worldwide reaches 66%

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, internet penetration worldwide will reach 66% by the end of Q1 2022. North America and Europe remain the only regions with an internet penetration rate of about 90% among their population. North America leads the world in internet penetration rate with 93.4%. The US and Canada…

4 in 10 malware downloads are malicious office docs

Even though infecting office documents with malware has been established for a long time, it is still very successful at tricking people.   According to recent Atlas VPN team findings, 43% of all malware downloads are malicious office docs. Harmful office files are popular among cybercriminals as they usually can evade many antivirus software from detection.  …

Cyberattacks increased by a third in the last year

According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, cyberattacks have increased by 33% since last year. The total amount of malicious attacks in Q1 rose from 538 in 2020 to 713 in 2021. In January 2020, there were a total of 160 cyberattacks. Meanwhile, January 2021 saw 183  malicious attacks — 14% more than the same month last year.   Looking…