22% of Americans Experienced a Personal Data Breach in 2013

Posted on April 15, 2014 in hntbh, Uncategorized - 0 comments - 0

Findings from a January 2014 Pew Research Center survey show that:

 

•  18% of online adults had important personal information stolen (ie: Social Security Number, credit card number, or bank account information). This percentage is quite an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013

 

•  21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without permission. The exact same percentage of Americans reported this experience in the July 2013 survey.

 

Click here for the full Pew Research Center article and infographic.

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James has been in technology and information security since 1996, and has worked at both the hardcore technical areas (installing the wires and boxes), and has spent the last decade building and leading global information security professionals. James is a published inventor (encryption privacy related patent), a regular speaker, a leader in the information security field, and a passionate father.

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