Washington, D.C., has the highest risk of cybercrime in the country, according to a new report by Symantec’s Norton Internet Security and Sperling’s BestPlaces. Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta and Boston round out the top five, with the District topping the list. It’s the second cyber risk study by the two companies. Washington scored highest in almost all cybercrime factors like malware infections and Web attacks. Not surprising for the nation’s political and military capital. The study also measured the per capita use of smart phones, applications, social networking and the number of unsecure Wi-Fi hotspots.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.