130 million Indians lost average Rs.16,000 to cyber crime

BACKcCrimAccording to a report by software security firm Norton, an estimated 113 million Indians lost about Rs.16,558 on average, to cyber crime that also takes an emotional toll. The global average stood at $358.

Norton India Manager Ritesh Chopra said their findings reveal that nearly half of respondents said they were furious after being affected by cyber crime, and only 40 percent were confident of knowing what to do if they are victims of an online crime.

Most responders said they were more concerned about their credit card information being stolen online, than from their wallets.

Interestingly baby boomers (55 years and above) have more secure online habits than the millennials (born between 1980s to 2000) who often throw caution to the winds with 30 percent admitting to sharing passwords and other risky online behaviour.