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The Worst Cities for Online Crimes

US US Riskiest Online Cities Last year, cyber-crime cost the US economy S560 million compared to $265 million the year before. With hackers constantly finding ways past advanced security systems, we look at the 10 US cities where online users are most at risk INFRASTRUCTURE Infrastructure US www.americainfra.com 1 Seattle Cyber-crime affects 1 in 5 online shoppers 10 Portland 7 Minneapolis 2 Boston 3 Washington, D.C. Costing Americans $560 million in 2009 Detroit $560m 2009 $198m $183m 2006 2005 $265m $239m 2007 San Francisco 2008 Denver 5 Raleigh, N.C. 6 Atlanta Top 10 Riskiest Online Cities Least Riskiest Online City 1.2 million consumers have had to replace their computers over the past two years due to software infections Austin, Texas Major online threats Phishing (or sending authentic-looking but fraudulent e-mails designed to steal sensitive personal information) is a continuing concern. Spyware Online Identity Theft 545,000 households had to replace computers in the past six months 1 in 13 online households gave phishers personal infomation over the past 2 years; that's 7 million consumers. CIARRAMNON 1.7 million households were victims of ID theft committed over the Internet in the past year 1 in 7 lost money in the past two years 1 in 12 people had serious problems with spyware Sources: www.symantec.com consumerreports.org

The Worst Cities for Online Crimes

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We are all at risk of online crimes like identity theft and privacy violation. It can happen to anyone and anywhere. However, did you know that some cities experience more online crime than others? Th...

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