IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Seattle, Boston, DC Top Cyber-crime Hot Spots List

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2010-03-23 Print this article Print
Seattle, Boston, DC Top Cyber-crime Hot Spots List

Seattle, Boston, DC Top Cyber-crime Hot Spots List

by Brian Prince
When most people think of dangerous cities, their minds likely focus on violent crime rates. However, there is also the threat of cyber-crime, which is ever-present for those with an Internet connection, and can become greater depending on user behavior. A report by Symantec and Sperling's BestPlaces assesses the online risk of people living in 50 American cities, with risk being defined as the intersection of cyber-threats and the prevalence of online activity. The rankings were calculated based on data such as the number of malicious attacks per capita and the number of WiFi hot spots and the use of online banking. What Symantec and Sperling's BestPlaces found was that the places with some of the highest concentrations of tech minds in the country were also hotbeds for cyber-crime and risky behavior. Here are the top 10 riskiest online cities in America.

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