Half of Indians have been hacked in the last 12 months


 

A recent report revealed that one in two Indian adults (59 percent) have been exposed to cybercrimes in the past 12 months, as seven out of ten Indian adults (among those surveyed) believe that working remotely has made It is easy for hackers and cybercriminals to take advantage of.


According to the GSM India website, more than 27 million Indian adults have been subjected to identity theft in the past 12 months, and 52% of Indian adults have admitted that they do not know how to protect themselves from cybercrime, according to the Norton Cyber ​​Insights Report 2021, issued by NortonLifeLock.


While many Indian consumers (90%) take proactive steps to protect their data, two out of five still feel it is impossible to protect their privacy (42%) at this age or say they do not know how to do it. Therefore, it is imperative that consumers seek expert advice and take effective measures to protect their privacy on the Internet.


The report, conducted online in partnership with The Harris Poll, covered more than 10,000 adults in 10 countries, including 1,000 adults in India, and nearly two-thirds (66%) of Indian adults said they were more concerned than ever about becoming a victim. For cybercrime.


While 52% turned to their friends for help, 47% contacted the company from which the account was hacked to help solve the problem. Likewise, 63% of Indian adults report that they feel more vulnerable to cybercrime than they were before the Covid pandemic began. - 19.


Most Indian adults are concerned about data privacy (75%) and want to do more to protect it (77%), while more than two in five Indian consumers (45%) have experienced identity theft, with 14% affected in the past year alone (up from 10% in 2019), which means that more than 27 million Indian adults have experienced identity theft in the past 12 months.

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