One in Four Americans Are Victims of Information Security Breaches
If you think information security breaches only happen to the other guy, guess what, you're probably the other guy.
An American Institute of CPAs study conducted by a Harris Poll found that 25 percent of Americans last year were victimized by hackers who got their hands on pertinent and personal information that could affect both finances and credit scores.
These information thieves are apparently getting much better at their craft since only 11 percent of Americans fell victim to information security breaches in 2013.
What's also surprising is that it's not millennials who are most likely to be victimized but older, middle aged adults. A third of people aged 55-64 had their information breached compared to 22 percent of those aged 18-34.