Scammers profited over $658 million from social media users in H1 2023 

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, social media scams earned fraudsters an astounding $658M just in H1 2023, exponentially higher than any other contact method. Compared to 2022, total reported fraud losses increased by $50M (from $608M).   In all, 83,302 fraud instances originating from social media were recorded in the first half of 2023. The total number of social media fraud…

Nearly 1 million apps rejected for privacy violations

From 2020 to 2022, Apple rejected 958,000 applications from appearing on the App Store due to privacy violations, recent findings by Atlas VPN reveal.    Apple has shared three annual reports on App Store fraud prevention since 2020, detailing how many fraudulent transactions they stopped, how many apps were rejected, user and developer accounts terminated, and similar…

5 ways you can be hacked on holiday

While many Brits are planning their holiday, cybercriminals are preparing for work. Experts warn that hotels are among the riskiest places regarding cybersecurity with many threats awaiting travellers in their hotel rooms.  "Hackers can use a hotel's cybersecurity vulnerabilities in several ways to reach you even in your room. So while you’re on vacation and…