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The Ten Cities With The Highest Online Risks Of Cybercrime In 2012

Symantec, the makers of Norton Antivirus and other products, teamed up with Sperling’s BestPlaces, an independent research firm, to uncover the ten US cities with the highest risk of cybercrime.

This was determined by looking at a number of contributing factors, including per-capita prevalence of PCs and smartphones, social networking, ecommerce and the accessing of potentially unsecured WiFi hotspots.

Note that, according to the published report, the cities with the greatest risk factor are not necessarily those with the highest infection rates – this points to the fact that many consumers are practicing safety precautions.

The list is, as follows:
#1 – Washington, D.C.
#2 – Seattle
#3 – San Francisco
#4 – Atlanta
#5 – Boston
#6 – Denver
#7 – Minneapolis
#8 – Sacramento, Calif.
#9 – Raleigh, N.C.
#10 – Austin, Texas

This is the second such collaborative effort between Norton and Sperling’s BestPlaces.

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