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Somerset the prime target for cyber criminals

MORE people are the victim of cybercrime in Somerset than anywhere else in UK, according to a study.

The figures released by cybersecurity company Clario show that 13.6 people per 1,000 have suffered at the hands of cyber criminals.

Northumbria comes in a close second, with 0.134% of residents being victims, while Dorset comes in third with 0.09% falling into online traps.

Clario say that as the top three regions are all rural areas, criminals could be targeting their older population who may be less computer literate than those in other areas.

More urban areas such as London (0.05%) and Greater Manchester (0.04%) came much lower down on their list, despite their higher prevalence of technology and financial industries.




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