Rs 16,000/- lose to every 113 million Indians due to cyber crime say NORTON
On an average 113 million Indian lost about Rs16558/- due to cyber crime in addition to the “emotional” stress caused by personal financial data breach, it has been given software security firm Norton.
Global average Rs 23878($358) as per reported by Norton by Symantec.
Cyber crime takes a true emotional toll… Close to 8 in 10 said they would feel devastated if their personal financial information is compromised while 36% said they felt sad after being affected by online crimes compared with 19% globally,” Norton India country manager Ritesh Chopra said.
Nearly half of respondents said they felt furious after being affected by a cyber crime.
“Our findings reveal that consumer reservations are indeed grounded in reality. In the past year, 48% of India’s online population or approximately 113 million Indians were affected by online crimes,” Chopra said.
However only 40%respondents were confident of knowing what to do if they are victims of any online crime.
The report found 60% respondents expressing concern about experiencing cyber crime.
About 54% said it is more likely their credit card information will be stolen online than from their wallet. Also, 52% said they have either personally experienced credit card fraud or know someone who has.
The global study, covering 17 countries and 17,125 device users aged above 18 years, comprised inputs from 1,000 people from India.