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STUDY: Hawai'i 65% More Likely to Fall Victim to Cybercrime - Big Island Now


Hawai‘i residents are more likely to fall victim to internet scams than in years prior, according to a new study based on FBI data. The analysis shows that between 2012 and 2017, people in Hawai‘i became 65% more likely to be victims of cybercrime.

Hawai‘i also showed among the highest concentrations of cybercrime victims per 10,000 residents, ranking No. 6 in the nation in the study.

However, the state also saw the largest decrease nationwide for average monetary losses (-21%) to internet fraud between 2012 and 2017.

Victims of cybercrime in the U.S. Click to enlarge. Infographic courtesy of Comparitech.

Conducted by consumer tech website Comparitech, the study used data from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to find the most common scams, average losses and how each states compares.Overall, cyber attacks and internet fraud are showing an alarming trend of increasing no matter where you are.

It may come as no surprise that cybercrime is becoming more and...(continued)

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