Businesses and individuals around the world have been affected by the recent surge of ransomware attacks but the UK is worse than almost every other country at dealing with this new form of cyber attack. There has never been a better time to upgrade your own security online to prevent falling victim to such an attack. By using a VPN to connect to the Internet, you can put an additional layer of security between yourself and your Internet service provider that will help better protect your privacy online.
Most VPN service providers offer services globally and thus charge in US Dollars rather than in local currencies, so we've listed pricing in Dollars for the sake of simplicity. Bear in mind that when you click through to the actual deals, you may find the prices automatically displayed in pounds, or whatever your native currency may be.
These are some of the best deals we found for improving our own online security:
1. VyprVPN - From $60 (£45) for 12 months
VyprVPN has over 700 servers across more than 70 locations with 200,000+ shared IPs available to its users. This VPN offers unlimited data usage as well as a wide range of clients and its Windows software includes a very easy-to-use interface. VyprVPN is also giving new customers 25% off when they sign up today.
2. Windscribe - 1 year for just $45 (£34)
This VPN gives users that sign up for its commercial plan unlimited connections so that everyone in a large household can take advantage of the service. Windscribe also has servers in over 40 locations around the world as well as a range of highly rated browser add-ons that even block ads. New users can even get 50% off this VPN’s regular and yearly plans.
3. Hotspot Shield - Lifetime license for only $139.99 (£105)
This competitively priced VPN has 2,000 servers across 20 locations with support for up to five simultaneous connections. Hotspot Shield also offers great download speeds as well as support for private browsing. A 7-day free trial is even available so new users can try out the service for themselves.