Credit and debit card fraud tops Americans’ security concerns in 2014, against a recent backdrop of major retail and banking security breaches.
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59 percent of U.S. respondents are seriously concerned about other people obtaining and using their credit or debit card details, jumping from 52 percent in 2013. 57 percent of Americans are seriously concerned about identity theft and 47 percent are seriously concerned about national security in relation to war or terrorism.
Nearly 60 percent of Americans surveyed say a security breach involving their personal or credit card data would make them less likely to do business at a bank or store they commonly use. Nearly 40 percent said they would not be likely to change how they shop or do business following such a breach.
The overall U.S. security index was 123, a slight increase from 2013. The last two surveys registered the lowest level of concern in the U.S. since the survey was inaugurated.