New York ranked one of the most vulnerable states for identity theft
Residents of the state of New York are among U.S. residents most victimized by identity theft. A study by WalletHub found New Yorkers rank ninth in median financial loss per victim for identity theft and fraud, and ninth in percentage of population victimized by identity theft and fraud. Use of social media is a major factor contributing to the rise in identity theft, says Katina Michael, a professor in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, part of the Fulton Schools, and ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Her work includes research on the socioethical implications of emerging technologies. Michael says people pass along more personal information about themselves on social media platforms than they realize.