Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Business
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

AP-GfK poll: Most Americans are not doing much to change habits in wake of data breaches

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, file photo, the Target web site is photographed on a computer screen at a coffee shop in Providence, R.I.. American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but most aren’t doing anything to ensure their data is secure, says a new Associated Press--GfK Poll released Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Enlarge Image

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, file photo, the Target web site is photographed on a computer screen at a coffee shop in Providence, R.I.. American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but most aren’t doing anything to ensure their data is secure, says a new Associated Press--GfK Poll released Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren't taking steps to ensure their data is more secure, says a new Associated Press--GfK Poll.

Americans say they fear becoming victims of theft after the breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit cards and personal information of up to 70 million customers. In the survey, nearly half say they are extremely concerned about their personal data when shopping in stores since breach.

But just 41 per cent have checked their credit reports. Even fewer have changed their online passwords at retailers' websites, requested new credit or debit card numbers from their bank or signed up for a credit monitoring service.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Submit a Random Act of Kindness
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media

Canadian Mortgage Rates