STATEWIDE – The state of Colorado ranks 10th on the list of the US states that have lost the most money to cyberattacks. The average financial loss is approximately $ 8,167 per person.

Over the past decade, the number of cyber attacks has grown significantly, increasing 765% from $ 485 million in 2011 to a record loss of $ 4.2 billion in 2020.

CCTV camera world on Wednesday, August 25th, published a study on the The Most Expensive Cybercrime in America after analyzing the data from the FBI Internet Crime Compliant Center IC3 from 2021 to 2011.

Colorado business owners were severely attacked, losing an average of $ 97,964 to business email compromising – the highest cost cyberattack. BEC targets business emails by acting as a real seller of a company and sharing new banking information to get at fraudulent transfers.

Phishing is the most common method of fraudulent theft in which scammers send emails or texts with links that can access your data and other important information. This technique has grown 1,100% in the past five years and is the most widely used method.

North Dakota, Missouri, Ohio, New York, and Utah were the five states that lost the most money in 2020.

How do you avoid cyber attacks? See the list below.

  • Never reply to unsolicited communications via email, text message, or phone.
  • Don’t click links, give out personal information, or send money unless you know them.
  • Use a password manager to diversify your passwords.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you post on social media.

If you fall victim to a cyber attack, report it to the IC3, FBI or IdentityTheft.gov.