[Owasp-singapore] Proof on how "stupid" consumers are when it comes to security

Wong Onn Chee ocwong at usa.net
Thu Oct 29 11:34:57 EDT 2009


*Data breach alerts linked to increased risk of ID theft*
http://www.scmagazineus.com/Data-breach-alerts-linked-to-increased-risk-of-ID-theft/article/156376/

"The survey also found that despite the fact that those who received a
notification letter were four times more likely to experience fraud,
*/just two percent of identity theft victims/* attributed the fraud to
the data breach, the study found. "

Vamosi said that this finding could indicate a "/*disconnect*/ between
breach notification and consumer understanding of the consequences."


Onn Chee's view:

When you were notified your identity was leaked due to a data leak, why
wouldn't you attribute subsequent frauds with your stolen identity to
the leak?

Are consumers becoming like characters in Dumb and Dumber????

That is getting beyond my comprehension....

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