A new poll from Oxford-based Secerno reveals some disturbing facts about identity theft in the UK and citizens' worries about such attacks. According to the survey, about one in seven high-income earners in the country (£25,000+ per year) has been a victim of identity theft.
Furthermore, only 5% of all UK people surveyed said they are not worried about potential leaks and misuse of their personal information.83% said bank and credit card details were at the top of the list of things they feared might be compromised. More than half said the government should do more about preventing ID theft and enforcing harsher punishments for those who commit the crime.
Nearly half said they feel online banking and online retailers are not secure enough in protecting their data, and 46% said they were concerned with the possibility of having their medical records fall into the wrong hands.
It's the crime of the 21st century, to be sure, and it looks like it'll be around for a while.
Secerno press release
By Eric Raby
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