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Top 20 Most Malware Infected Cities In The United States

Malware Infected Cities In The United States

Top 20 Most Malware Infected Cities In United States


It’s probably safe to assume at this point that you or someone you know may have been affected by a virus or malware. If you haven’t experienced this torture, kudos.


A list of the top 20 US cities infected from malware has been released by Enigma Software (makers of the SpyHunter anti-spyware solution). Whatever the telemetry data received from the SpyHunter product, ranking is based on that and 150 US cities are considered only.

Comparison between 2014 and 2015 data:

In 2014, Tampa, Florida was the city with most malware infections in the US. In 2015 also Tampa was in first position with infection rate 5 times bigger than the national average.

In previous year 3rd place is occupied by the city, Saint Louis, Missouri, having infection rate 4 times bigger than national average.  But in 2015 year it has been replaced by Orlando, Florida

Apart from these cities the rest position is occupied by Denver, Atlanta, Newark, Salt Lake City, Madison, Cleveland, and Cincinnati and the biggest riser in this ranking was Buffalo, who jumped from 47th to 17th.



Patrick Morganelli, senior vice president of Technology at Enigma Software said that
“Because of the growth in online communication - be it Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or other social networking platforms, there are now more ways for cybercriminals to reach out and trick people into clicking on links,”
The comparison list of top 20 most infected U.S cities in the year 2014-2015 is below:

2015 2014             City                 Infection rate
1              1                 Tampa             506% higher than the national average
2              3                 Saint Louis      392% higher than the national average
3              2                 Orlando           375% higher than the national average
4              6                 Denver            333% higher than the national average
5              4                 Atlanta            327% higher than the national average
6              7                 Newark           241% higher than the national average
7              5                 Salt Lake City 223% higher than the national average
8              8                 Madison          193% higher than the national average
9              9                 Cleveland        184% higher than the national average
10            11               Cincinnati        170% higher than the national average
11            10               Little Rock       164% higher than the national average
12            12               Washington      162% higher than the national average
13            13                Miami             114% higher than the national average
14            17                Raleigh           98% higher than the national average
15            15                Irvine              96% higher than the national average
16            14                Pittsburgh       87% higher than the national average
17            47                Buffalo           87% higher than the national average
18            18                Minneapolis 85% higher than the national average
19            16                Richmond      81% higher than the national average
20            19                Seattle            72% higher than the national average


By this way we can come to know that easiest way to inject malware affects is through websites and is well utilized by the adult websites. It propagates while downloading anything from untrusted websites, it can also come to you as a link in the form of emails, in social media messages etc.


Source: Softpedia

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