“Fully 6 percent of U.S. adults surveyed by Financial Insights said they had switched banks to reduce the risk of becoming victims of identity theft. In addition, the Framingham, Mass., research firm found that 18.3 percent of consumers had stopped shopping online for the same reason.”
Whoah. That’s scary. I know from talking to lots of non-IT people that there’s a general fear of shopping online (not directly related to a special type of threat, rather a general perception of insecurity induced by the media), but switching your bank? That’s something people usually don’t do easily – I find it hard to believe that 6 percent number.