The 5 Most Risky Cities For Cyber Fraud
Seattle Area Tops List
According to online data fraud and cybercrime statistics compiled by Symantec’s Norton and released on PC World Online, the number one city where online or cyber crime is likely to take place is right in Microsoft CEO Bill Gate’s backyard. The city most associated with Starbucks Coffee and grunge rock now holds another distinction, and that is the number one city in America where some form of cyber crime is most likely to occur.
GPS tracking system and vehicle tracking distributor Tracking System Direct also learned that it is because people in these metropolitan cities frequently connect to public Wi-Fi locations for work-related activities, online banking and online shopping that they have a higher probability of being a victim of cyber crime.
The top 5 cities most associated with cybercriminal activity are:
- Seattle, WA
- Boston, MA
- Washington D.C.
- San Francisco, CA
- Raleigh, NC
Tips For Avoiding Cyber Crime
Unfortunately, a GPS tracker such as the Flashback GSP or SilverCloud tracking system will not help you track down a cyber crook, but here are a few ways to help yourself from becoming a victim of online crime.
First, people really need to avoid using public Wi-Fi locations or other hot-spots to send credit card information, do online banking or transferring any sensitive or important personal information.
Second, avoid having your computer automatically connect to the closet open network. Make sure you manually connect to wireless networks you trust and can verify.
Lastly, making sure your computer has an up-to-date anti-virus program, firewall and other security measures that can help reduce the risk that you will be affected by cybercrime.
Source: PC World