More than 59% of Indian adults fell victim to a growing number of cyber crimes last year, according to a report by security software company Norton Lifelock. The company surveyed more than 10,000 adults in ten countries – Australia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). Of these 1,000 adults were from India.
According to the report, 27 million Indian adults were victims of identity theft 12 months ago, and 52% of adults in the country did not know how to protect themselves from cybercrime. “In the year of the closure of borders and borders, cyber criminals have never been stopped. Many older adults in India have been victims of identity theft in the last 12 months and most of them are concerned about confidential information, “said Ritesh Chopra, director of marketing and marketing at India & SAARC Countries, NortonLifeLock.
Incidents related to cyber security saw a general increase in the past year, aided by growing cases of remote operating tools. India was not the only country that saw an increase in cyber crime again. A report from Norton found that a quarter of Americans had “received unauthorized access to an account or tool” in the last 12 months. has been used in an attempt to resolve the issues created, with an estimated 719 million U.S. time lost to cybercrime, ”the report said.
On the other hand, infra-operative infra is one of the hackers to compromise organizations. Many hackers have tried to take advantage of the epidemic itself to ban users’ devices or accounts. This includes a criminal attack on sensitive identity theft which means it informs users of covid-related policies or other measures. A security company, Checkpoint Security, had recorded almost 192,000 such attacks per week on May 12, 2020 alone.