How many of you are really honest about what you publish about yourself online? I am sure a majority of them are not… (and there is nothing wrong if you do that for sake of privacy). But, according to latest Norton Cybercrime report – India is the third least honest nation on the Internet, with over half of adults saying they have lied on the internet.
One of the most significant finding of this report that is that 3 out 4 netizens have fallen to trap to some form of cybercrime (76%) – majority of them due to virus & malware attacks. That is above 10% above global average as well!
What is most surprising is even with above average levels of cybercrime in India, adults here have the strongest belief that cybercriminals will be brought to justice – Infact, they are most optimistic about it compared to their peers globally.
Interesting findings of Norton Cybercrime Report
- 8% Indians do not expect to be cyber-crime victims ever as compared to 3% globally and 10% Indians feel that they are completely safe online.
- 57% Indians feel that cybercriminals will NOT be brought to justice as compared to 79% globally.
- Once an individual has fallen prey to cybercrime, 58% of them change the way they conduct themselves online while very few individuals call Police or Banks to ensure safety!
- It takes average of 44 days and Rs. 5262 to resolve a cybercrime in India, while globally the average is 28 days and over USD 334 (Rs. 13500 approx.) !
- 55% of Indian online users have lied about their personal details as compared to 45% globally. 36% Indians have used fake online IDs (33% globally)
- 19% of Indian regret as to what they have done previously online and 41% believe that once your online reputation is ruined, nothing can be done about it.
There are 3 simple rules to follow which should help majority of cyber criminals to stay away –
- Never give out your passwords
- Keep your financial details safe and
- don’t open email / links from people you don’t know
I really want to know from readers as to how many of you have never lied or never put false information online – those would be rare is my guess…