Cyberattacks against governments on the rise in 2023
In the first half of 2023 there were 49 significant cyberattacks against government agencies: this means a rise of 11% from the same time last year, according to the data...
30 August 2023 -
Businesses had to pay €1.5 billion in GDPR fines in H1 2023
Businesses had to pay over €1.5 billion in GDPR fines through the first half of 2023, according to the data analyzed by the Atlas VPN team. On May 25th, GDPR...
17 July 2023 -
42% of Executives affected by cyberattack in the last 2 years
A recently released and first-of-its-kind survey reveals that “42% of executives or their family members experienced a cyberattack, the consequences of which were as severe as a data breach of...
21 June 2023 -
Meta received over 800k user data requests from governments in 2022
In 2022, Meta received 476,802 user data requests from governments worldwide, according to recent findings by Atlas VPN. “A total of 827,927 user data records were requested by governments, marking...
20 June 2023 -
Data breaches: 42% of IT leaders told to keep them confidential
42% of IT leaders have been told to keep data breachs confidential, according to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team. Furthermore, more than half of businesses admitted to experiencing...
18 May 2023 -
400% increase in VPN downloads in Italy after ChatGPT block
“OpenAI, the developer of the popular generative AI chatbot, ChatGPT, has begun geoblocking access to its service in Italy. This decision comes after the local data protection authority ordered OpenAI...
5 April 2023 -
Euralarm: postponement of the applicability date of the RED DA
Euralarm has released a statement on postponement of the applicability date of the RED DA. Why Euralarm wants to postpone it and What is the RED DA? The European Commission...
29 March 2023 -
Fire Safety of Buildings and Energy Performance
The position adopted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) after long and difficult negotiations...
14 March 2023 -
Cybersecurity: how to avoid Christmas-themed scams?
Christmas-themed spam has increased since November 27th, with Ireland being the most targeted country, while the majority of fraudulent emails were sent from USA, as highlighted by Bitdefender Antispam Lab...
21 December 2022 -
Cybersecurity predictions for 2023
Which are the cybersecurity predictions for 2023?After a sharp increase of cyberattacks in 2022, in 2023 an evolution in the targets of cybercriminals, deepfake technology, and the role of Governments...
24 November 2022 -
WiFi networks: 89% of US internet users do not use passwords
In the USA, only 3% of internet users use a password to protect their WiFi network, 7% are not sure whether they have one, and 89% do not use any...
9 November 2022 -
Cybersecurity of connected alarm systems. Euralarm & CENELEC TC 79
Cybersecurity of connected alarm systems is one of today’s challenges. Alarm systems are essential for the economic success of almost all sectors of European markets. Rapid technological developments and policy developments...
16 September 2022 -
Ransomware hackers stole over 30 terabytes of sensitive data in 2022
Ransomware attacks are still one of the main cybersecurity issues: the Threat Landscape for Ransomware Attacks of July 2022 by ENISA reports that, since the beginning of the year, hackers...
4 August 2022 -
Phishing statistics 2022: Top 5!
Among all the tactics used by cybercriminals, phishing, in other words fraudolent messages, usually emails, aimed at obtaining sensitive information by disguising as a trusted person or entity, is one...
1 August 2022 -
Euralarm: CPR proposal fails to address the market needs
Euralarm Fire Section members are disappointed that the European Commission’s CPR proposal fails to address the market needs and does not address the main challenge facing standardisation. Nevertheless, Euralarm will...
15 July 2022 -
NIST: First Four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms
NIST, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, has chosen the first group of encryption tools that are designed to withstand the assault of a future...
11 July 2022 -
GDPR fines: nearly €100 million in H1 2022
GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, is a regulation in the EU that controls how all personal data on EU citizens is collected and processed. The legislation covers various privacy...
7 July 2022 -
Email scammers: almost 70% have the ‘Subject’ line empty
67% of scammers leave the ‘Subject’ line empty in malicious emails, according to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team. Other ‘Subject’ lines are not nearly as used as...
22 June 2022 -
Ransomware: 70% of organizations suffered 2 or more attacks last year
Ransomware is nowadays a popular means for cybercriminals to cash in on their activities. “They use ransomware to encrypt companies’ essential data and ask to pay a ransom in return. If...
15 June 2022 -