Top Worry? Identity Theft
Sixty-one percent of U.S. consumers told Unisys they're "extremely concerned" or "very concerned" about identity theft, the highest of four Internet-related threats identified in the study. After that, in order: bank card fraud (58 percent); viruses and hacking (56 percent) and online transactions (49 percent).
"The perception is that anyone can become a victim,” said Bill Searcy, vice president, global Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security for Unisys and a former FBI deputy assistant director. “People don’t have to go to a bad neighborhood to be victimized by viruses or hacking. This is the crime that can come through your door, into your living room."