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April 29, 2014

The Biggest Challenger to Internet Economy" is not Government but" Data Vulnerability

Online Giant Target   announced that credit and debit card information for 40 million of its customers had been compromised.  In January, Nieman Marcus reported the theft of 1.1 million credit and debit cards by hackers who had invaded its systems with malware 
DATA VULNERABILITY AND DIGITAL ECONOMY




The latest findings from the Pew Research Center suggest that Americans are concerned about online security and a quite a few believe that they had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised. 


Findings from a January 2014 survey show that 18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. 

That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013. 21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey. 

 The recently discovered Heartbleed security flaw is the latest in a long string  data vulnerability and breach of " online users privacy"

The Heartbleed  bug starts  affecting a widely-used encryption technology ,intended to protect online transactions and accounts, went undetected for more than two years. Security researchers are unsure whether or not hackers have been exploiting the problem, but the scope of the problem is estimated to affect up to 66% of active sites on the Internet.

The extent  to which " the online economy"  is being targeted , specially those  dealing in   online shopping  transaction and ecommerce gateways   has seen a rapid increases

Online Giant Target   announced that credit and debit card information for 40 million of its customers had been compromised.  In January, Nieman Marcus reported the theft of 1.1 million credit and debit cards by hackers who had invaded its systems with malware

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