Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pew: Nearly 1 in 5 Experienced Online Data Breach

Data theft is on the rise according to a January 2014 study by the Pew Research Center.

18% of 1,002 US adults surveyed reported personal information — social security numbers, credit card data, and banking information — had been stolen online. That’s a big increase from the 11 percent reported in a July 2013 survey.

"18% of adults reported personal information — social security numbers, credit card data, and banking information — had been stolen online."
- Pew Research Center
21% of online adults said they’ve had their email or social networking accounts compromised or hijacked without their permission. According to Mary Madden, a senior Pew researcher, the survey reflects "that a rising share of the public say they have experienced a personal data breach."
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Sources:
(a) Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults say their info has been stolen online - www.VentureBeat.org, 04/14/2014

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