Consumers worried over holiday ID theft


A majority of consumers believe they are more susceptible to identity theft during the holiday season, reports a survey by Sun Microsystems. The survey also showed that many shoppers will take their business elsewhere if their personal data is compromised.

Sun Microsystems Inc. released findings Tuesday from a recent survey conducted on its behalf by Harris Interactive that examined consumer views on holiday online shopping and online banking. The nationwide survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults revealed that one in three has been a victim of identity theft or knows someone who has been victimized, and a majority say they are likely to stop shopping and banking with institutions that put their personal data at risk. United Press International - Hi-Tech - Consumers worried over holiday ID theft

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