Report lists Las Vegas as city most-vulnerable to cyber attacks

Posted: December 23, 2019 / Author: Keren

Cybersecurity firm Coronet has released a 2019 report of which cities have businesses that are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and Las Vegas has reached the top of its list for the second year in a row.

"Once again, the use of public Wi-Fi in hotels, restaurants and casinos, combined with the State of Nevada’s vastly underfunded cybersecurity budget, help propel Las Vegas to the distinction as America’s most cyber insecure city," the report said.

The report was created by analyzing 1 million devices and 24 million public and private networks across America's 50 largest cities, searching for vulnerabilities against things such as phishing attacks, malware, malicious Wi-Fi, and fake cellular networks. These vulnerabilities, the report said, opens businesses up to data loss, credential theft and ransomware.

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