Report: Global internet traffic patterns have risen dramatically

NETSCOUT found a 25% spike in mid-March; VPN use soars as well.

By now, it’s no revelation that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global shift to remote work and online learning, but global internet use patterns are also emerging and not surprisingly, have spiked. NETSCOUT, a provider of network and application performance monitoring tools, delved into recent worldwide traffic patterns and found a major jump to “an instant 25% to 35% increase in internet traffic” in mid-March when the majority of the world shifted to remote work.

“You may be thinking that a 25% to 35% jump is

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Airtel Doubles Data Benefits on Rs. 98 Prepaid Pack, Increases Talktime on Select Recharge Plans

Airtel has doubled the data benefits on its Rs. 98 prepaid recharge plan. The plan now comes with 12GB of high-speed data for the customers with a validity of 28 days. Previously, the telecom service provider used to offer 6GB of high-speed data with the plan. This plan only comes with data benefits and doesn’t offer SMS or calling benefits. The telecom operator is also offering more talktime to users on recharge vouchers of Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000, and Rs. 5,000.

The new move by Airtel to double the data benefits on Rs. 98 prepaid plan seems to be targeted

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The top face masks business pros can buy online

Non-medical face masks are available for anyone heading back to work, and they’re different from N95 or surgical masks. Here’s what’s available if you want to look professional while staying safe.

As certain states begin to slowly reopen public places such as restaurants, gyms, and salons, the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are emphasizing the importance of safety precautions–particularly when it comes to wearing masks. 

While health officials say N95 respirator masks and surgical masks should be worn by frontline health care workers, both the CDC and WHO also urge the public to sport non-surgical

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CERT-In Says Mobile Banking Android Malware ‘EventBot’ Horsing Around in Cyberspace

A mobile banking malware called “EventBot”, which steals personal financial information, may affect Android phone users in India, the federal cyber-security agency has said in a latest advisory.

The CERT-In has issued a caution, saying the Trojan virus may “masquerade as a legitimate application such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Flash, and others using third-party application downloading sites to infiltrate into victim device”.

A Trojan is a virus or malware that cheats a victim to stealthily attack its computer or phone-operating system.

“It has been observed that a new Android mobile malware named EventBot is spreading.

“It is a

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