Symantec has predicted that in 2013, Cyber Crimes in India is likely to grow in the Mobile segment. It is estimated that there are around 137 million Internet Users in India and nearly 70% of them use mobile to access Internet. Simultaneously the Social Media user base also is said to have increased from 38 million to 60 million in 2012. These two aspects are predicted to attract Cyber Criminals to target these segments. Details
Mobile users need to be extremely careful while using their smart phones for critical internet applications such as Banking. It would be better not to use mobiles for Internet Banking since Indian Banks are not responsible enough to secure their internet banking platform and there is little legal support to customers. Also it is necessary to fortify the smartphone with an anti virus for whatever it is worth and be selective in downloading apps to mitigate the malware risks.