Google, Microsoft Amassed the Most Vulnerabilities in H1 2021
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Google and Microsoft amassed the most vulnerabilities compared to other major tech companies in the first half of 2021, research from Atlas VPN revealed. During the first half of 2021, Google accumulated 547 registered vulnerabilities. Microsoft followed close behind at 432.
Both Microsoft and Google maintain a vast suite of services, making them prime targets for cyberattacks. It also means that vulnerabilities are more common and can be more detrimental if left unchecked.
Google Chrome has more than 3 billion users, making it a lucrative opportunity for hackers. With more users comes more vulnerabilities and more potential cyberattack victims.
Bad actors also took advantage of Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities and deployed ransomware, while other attackers planted cryptocurrency miners from the post-exploit web shells.