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Technology FBI says theses state were hit with the most cybercrimes last year

17:20  12 february  2020
17:20  12 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Cybercrimes are costing states millions of dollars. A new report from the FBI shows which states filed the most internet and cybercrimes complaints in 2019, and California tops the list.

Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated. The collective impact is staggering. Billions of dollars are lost every year repairing systems hit by such The FBI Cyber Division’s Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit (CIRFU) works with the NCFTA

A new report from the FBI shows which states filed the most internet and cybercrimes complaints in 2019, and California tops the list.

a desktop computer monitor sitting on top of a desk: The FBI got 467,361 complaints cybercrime complaints in 2019. Getty Images © Provided by CNET The FBI got 467,361 complaints cybercrime complaints in 2019. Getty Images

The FBI's Internet Crime report, out Tuesday, found that California, Florida, Texas, and New York took the top spots in terms of number of victims per state. When looking at the list in terms of losses, California also comes in first with $5.7 million, followed by Florida, Ohio, and Texas.

a desktop computer sitting on top of a desk: The FBI got 467,361 complaints cybercrime complaints in 2019. © Getty Images

The FBI got 467,361 complaints cybercrime complaints in 2019.

On a national scale, FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), received 467,361 total complaints last year, running more than $3.5 billion in losses. The report also said some of the most common crimes are phishing by email, phone, text.

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