Holiday Shoppers May Be Wary of Compromised Retailers
All signs are pointing to a profitable 2014 holiday season for retailers but an unfortunate sign of the times is that hackers also proft from getting the credit and debit card information of shoppers.
That's probably not going to be enough to stop Americans from buying gifts this year but as a new CreditCards.com survey points out, those stores that have been compromised might very well see a drop off in business.
Among the 865 adults surveyed, 45 percent said they would definitely or probably not shop at one of the retailers who were victimized by hackers over the past 12 months.
That would of course include Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus, among others.
Those expressing the greatest reluctance to shop at breached retailers were people in households earning $30,000 annually while Americans making $75,000 or more were the least likely to be put off by the possibility of having their personal information compromised.