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Chinese Web-Users, Greatest Victims of Online Assaults

As per its 'Norton Cyber-Crime Report,' Symantec reveals that Chinese Web-surfers are in the greatest danger of online attacks, with over 6 PCs from every ten discovered contaminated.

The report, which pertains to 'Human Impact,' studied the influence of online crime on human emotions. Accordingly, it surveyed over 7,000 Internet users across 14 nations. The results thereof showed that China was on No.1 where 83% of Chinese encountered some online attack or another. Brazil, India and the USA followed thereafter.

Disclose statistics that in China, the commonest kinds of cyber-crime are from PC viruses and other malicious programs, with 65% of respondents stating that these malware impacted them. Moreover, 58% of Chinese admitted they'd given false personal information on the Net, 30% had utilized a bogus e-mail address, and 28% had conducted unsuitable online activity.

Also, the report suggests that there isn't enough adaptability by Chinese users of their Internet operations surrounding online-crime. Merely 61% of grown-ups in China don't click on e-mails that strangers send for averting malware, as against 73% of worldwide Internet surfers who exercise great caution with personal data, while 71% remain cautious about attachments in e-mails that strangers send.

Meanwhile, even with cases of cyber-crime, their universal danger, and the emotional impact, people continue with their old online habits, with just 53% of grown-ups stating they'd act differently when they'd be victimized. Still more frightening is that as little as 36% informed the authority like banks about related crimes.

Further, in China, a mean of 23 days get spent for resolving an online crime that cost some 944 Yuan ($138). State specialists, the time needed for resolving a cyber-crime is the greatest harassment such crimes entail.

According to them, each individual is feeble at one point and the crooks just know when time is right to attack. However, most unfortunately, people simply bear with a situation, since merely 25% of worldwide victims attempted at spotting the criminal as also seeking justice.

Besides, in comparison with other nations, the Chinese are themselves to blame, mostly because they lack the knowledge of security while crime is rampant on the networks.

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