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76% Indian netizens have fallen victim to cybercrimes: Study

A study by US-based security solutions provider Symantec reveals that 76 per cent of Indian internet users have fallen victim to cybercrimes, including computer viruses, online credit card fraud and identity theft. Globally, 65 per cent of internet users have fallen victim to cybercrimes.

A study by US-based security solutions provider Symantec reveals that 76 per cent of Indian internet users have fallen victim to cybercrimes, including computer viruses, online credit card fraud and identity theft. Globally, 65 per cent of internet users have fallen victim to cybercrimes.

According to the study, titled ‘Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact’, 58 per cent of the victims in India said they felt angry, 51 per cent said they felt cheated, while another 46 per cent were annoyed or upset. In many cases, they blamed themselves (88 per cent) for being attacked.

“Today cybercriminals are devising newer means of attacking innocent people online. India has one of the highest numbers of cybercrime victims,” Gaurav Kanwal, country sales manager (consumer products and solutions), Symantec India, has said.

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