'30 mn Indians victims of cyber crime'

Greater Kashmir

Ahmedabad, Sep 14: Nearly 30 million people from India fell victim to cybercrime during the last one year suffering direct financial loss of USD 4 billion, according to a study by makers of Norton Internet security, Symantec.
 “With the spread of internet, cybercrime has become more organised especially in the developing nations of the world,” Symantec country sale manager in India Gaurav Kanwal told mediapersons here today.
 “In India it is estimated that more than 29.9 million fell victim to cybercrime last year (2010), suffering direct financial loss of USD 4 billion (approx Rs 18,000 crore) and an additional USD 3.6 billion (approx Rs 16,200 crore) in time spent resolving the crime,” Kanwal said stating the Norton Cybercrime Report 2011.
 According to Kanwal, the study was conducted online by the company across 24 countries in February this year in which 20,000 people participated globally including 600 from India.