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15 percent of U.S. consumers had their personal data breached last year, most didn't care

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 May 2014 14:38 User comments (1)

15 percent of U.S. consumers had their personal data breached last year, most didn't care According to a new survey by Consumer Reports, 15 percent of all U.S. consumers were victims of personal data breaches in 2013.
Perhaps most shockingly, 62 percent have done nothing since being notified to protect their privacy online.

The report estimates that 11.2 million people were victims of email phishing scams and 29 percent of Americans have been infected with some sort of malware in the last year.

In 2013, there were eight "mega breaches" in which personal details were stolen from at least 10 million people. So far in 2014, that number is likely to go even higher following major breaches at Adobe and eBay (not to mention Heartbleed).

Read the full report here: Consumer Reports

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1 user comment

12.6.2014 14:15

This sh*t doesn't happen to ME. Network engineer yo. LEARN YOUR LESSON PEOPLE AND USE YOUR GOD-GIVEN HEAD.

Don't open emails and attachments from those you don't know.

READ before clicking "next" when installing a new program.

GET A ROUTER.

DON'T USE IE..........ANY VERSION

Know that your bank, utilities, post office, businesses you pay bills for DO NOT EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER ASK YOU FOR PERSONAL INFO LIKE CC#, SS#, ADDRESS, etc.

It's not hard to understand the concept of IGNORE those you don't know that are trying to GET TO KNOW YOU on the internet out of the blue.

Sorry for the rant :)

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