Study finds Arizona seventh-worst in U.S. for cybercrime; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group Litigator focusing on Cybersecurity, recommends ‘taking precautions’

KTAR.com

Arizona was ranked as the seventh-worst state in the nation for cyber crime, according to a recent study.

The study showed that more than 60,500 Arizonans reported cyber crimes and those crimes cost the state more than $20 million last year.

The study also found that adults over the age of 60, and in particular men, were the most common victims.

According to the report, men were more likely to fall victim to cyber crime than women nationwide. It also stated that men spend more money shopping online then women.

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“With Cyber Monday a week away, shoppers and retailers are gearing for a substantial number of online transactions. Taking precautions against cyber attacks and cyber security breaches is particularly important for both shoppers and retailers, as this past year, cyber attacks increased by 40 percent on Cyber Monday. Such precautions include making purchases from secure and private Wi-Fi networks, not clicking on suspicious email links, using secure passwords and implementing multi-step authentication.”

~Lauren Reynolds

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