Tackling hacking is a USD75 Billion-a-year industry that companies cannot ignore for fear of consumer backlash
A study by cyber security firm FireEye found more than half (54%) of US consumers felt more negatively towards companies that had suffered data breaches.
Other key findings included the following:
52 percent of consumers would consider paying more for the same products or services from a provider with better data security
78 percent of consumers are cautious of organizations’ abilities to keep data safe
52 percent of consumers said security is an important or main consideration when buying products and services
90 percent of consumers expect to be informed within 24 hours if their service provider had suffered a data breach which could have compromised their data
ALERT Hacktivist collective The Impact Team could be targeting Twitter, Facebook and other giant sites
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