A 2016 study by security company Webroot reveals that there is no connection between the population of a city and the number of malware-infected devices it has. The conclusion comes from its list of the top 10 most malware-infected US cities.
Top on this list is Houston with 60,801 infected devices, followed by Chicago with 49,147 infected devices, and Phoenix with 42,983 infected devices. Devices include laptops, PCs, tablets, and smartphones, with each found to have between six and 24 pieces of malware on them.
From the top 10 list of most densely populated US cities, only Los Angeles is in the top 10 list of most infected.
"Our most infected cities list shows that cybercriminals have no geographical bias," says David Dufour of Webroot. "Whether you live in a big city or small town, from east coast to west coast and everywhere in between, you are susceptible to being a victim of malware," he adds.
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