India tops cybercrime hit list

India tops cybercrime hit list: India is increasingly becoming a hotbed of cybercrime and companies are finding it difficult to cope with the onslaught of online attacks, resulting in a huge loss of money and reputation, say online security experts.Cyber attacks are showing no signs of abating. India was ranked among the top five countries to be affected by cybercrime, according to a 22 October report by online security firm Symantec Corp.On 18 November, The Times of India newspaper said 4,191 Indian websites were defaced or hacked into in August alone, much higher than the 2,380 attacks recorded in July, 2,858 in June and 1,808 in May, citing confidential reports by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, or CERT-In, part of the government’s department of electronics and information technology. Most of these attacks were on “.in” domains that have their servers in India.