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5 top US cities targeted by ransomware

Ransomware is a menace to businesses and consumers alike, but whereabouts are users most being targeted by the threat?

New research from Malwarebytes has shown exactly where the ransomware is most frequently detected, with Las Vegas, Nevada topping the list.

"Las Vegas / Henderson lead all US cities in the number of overall ransomware detections, most detections per individual machine and most detections per population," it said.

"The metropolitan Las Vegas area experienced more than 300 times more detections than Fort Wayne, Indiana - number 10 on the list - and had 500 times the average detection levels of the 40 cities with the most ransomware."

Here are the top five cities in the US for ransomware detections:

  1. Las Vegas / Henderson, Nevada
  2. Memphis, Tennessee
  3. Stockton, California
  4. Detroit, Michigan
  5. Toledo, Ohio

For more from the research, see the Malwarebytes website.

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