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India has been ranked 10th in cyber crime, with Russia topping the list followed by Ukraine

Published on April 13, 2024
Current Context: According to a recent study, India ranks 10th in cybercrime. The ‘World Cybercrime Index’ was compiled by an international team of researchers and ranks roughly 100 countries based on various categories of cybercrime, including ransomware, credit card theft, and scams.
India has been ranked 10th in cyber crime, with Russia topping the list followed by Ukraine
  • Russia topped the list, followed by Ukraine, China, the US, Nigeria, and Romania.
  • North Korea was at the seventh position, while the UK and Brazil were at the eighth and ninth positions, respectively.
  • India was ranked 10th among all the countries.
  • This ranking was based on various categories of cybercrime, including ransomware, credit card theft, and scams.
  • The study also found that different countries specialize in different types of cybercrime.
  • For example, Russia and Ukraine are highly technical cybercrime hubs, whereas Nigerian cybercriminals are engaged in less technical forms of cybercrime.
  • India was found to specialize in scams.

Question:

Q.1 What position does India hold in the ‘World Cybercrime Index’?
a. 1st
b. 5th
c. 150th
d. 10th
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