India stands third among top 20 cyber crime victims
Posted On : Monday, February 24, 2020, 5:02 PM
The Internet Crime Report for 2019, released by USA’s Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has revealed that India stands third in the world among top 20 countries that are victims of internet crimes. As per the report, excluding the USA, the UK tops the list with 93,796 victims of internet crimes followed by Canada (3,721) and India (2,901). The report states that in the USA, a total of 4,67,361 complaints with losses exceeding USD 3.5 billion were reported. While email is still a common mode to commit cybercrime, frauds are also being committed through text messages or even fake websites using a tactic called pharming, says the IC3.