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India ranked fifth in webbased attacks worldwide

Date: April 22, 2010
Source: India Today Group Online
By: S.P.S. Pannu

India has risen to the fifth spot in the world's cybercrime ranking for 2009 from the 11th spot in 2008 and now only lags behind the US, China, Brazil and Germany.

The report, compiled by Internet security products firm Symantec, shows that cyber criminals are now increasingly going for Web-ased attacks using social-networking sites compared to the earlier dependence on the e-mail route used to steal information about credit cards and bank accounts.
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