113 million Indians losing upto Rs 17, 000 due to cybercrime
Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) released its India findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, which sheds light on the truths of online crime and the personal effect it has on consumers. The report reveals that 60 per cent of people worry about experiencing cybercrime.
Interestingly, 54 per cent of Indians believe it’s more likely their credit card information will be stolen online than from their wallet and one in two (52 per cent) Indians have either personally experienced credit card fraud or know someone who has.
66 per cent consumers believe using public Wi-Fi is riskier than using a public restroom. 80 per cent say that it is riskier to share their email password with a friend than their car for a day. “Our findings reveal that consumer reservations are indeed grounded in reality. In the past year, 48 per cent of India’s online population or approximately 113 million Indians were affected by online crime,” said Ritesh Chopra, Country Manager, India, Norton by Symantec.