Kolkata: Cybercrime in India has been rising at an alarming rate and Symantec Corporation, producer of Norton anti-virus software, would like to be an associate of the government to tackle such crime, a company official said Tuesday.
"We want to be associated with the government's cyber cell to help curb the rising rate of cybercrime," Country Sales Manager (in India and SAARC), Norton, Ritesh Chopra said Tuesday.
Chopra, quoting a Norton cybercrime report, said that 1,15,068 were victimised by cybercrime every day and 80 per minute in India last year.
Stating that criminals were finding opportunity to misuse cellphones lost by individuals, he said "53 percent of adult population had lost their mobile sets or had it stolen in India last year."
Chopra said that 48 percent of the adult population in India did not use security solution for their mobile phones and 24 percent were unaware that it existed for mobile devices.
"As consumers go mobile, so do cybercriminals," he said.
He said that Norton would also like to get into schools from the next academic session to help create awareness among the students in metro cities about cyber rules and regulations.
First Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 23:30