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Cyber criminals to attack Indians in events like IPL, World Cup

With big-ticket sporting events like the football world cup and Commonwealth Games round the corner, Indians are more vulnerable to cyber crimes such as phishing and malware, says security protection software firm Symantec.

Indian Premier League has started in India, and with common wealth games and Football world cup around the corner, the threat of cyber criminals has increased immensely.

The premise on which scammers work in very simple and always ride on events/happenings that garner maximum public attention as they provide the greatest reach to potential targets,”Symantec Vice-President India product operations Shantanu Ghosh said, according to PTI.

It is possible that cybercriminals would use IPL and CWG and the soccer World Cup as baits for Indian users, he added.

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