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Only 38% of account holders know how their account was compromised

Date: 2011-10-07 16:15:45

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According to recent research by commtouch, a leading messaging and Web security technology company, few account holders ever find out how their account was compromised. A more alarming 23% of compromised account holders did nothing to remedy the problem.

How was your account compromised?

  • 62% - Not sure

  • 15% - Clicked Facebook Link

  • 15% - Public WiFi

  • 4% - Clicked on an Email Virus

Only one in eight compromised email accounts resulted in the classic "I'm stuck in a foreign country please send money" message to friends.

What was done with your Hacked account?

  • 54% - Send Spam

  • 23% - Not Sure

  • 12% - Scams

  • 8% - Phony facebook post

How did you hear your account was hacked?

  • 54% - Friends told me

  • 31% - Noticed Myself

  • 15% - Official Email from Provider

How did you fix your hacked account?

  • 65% - Changed Password

  • 31% - Ran Anti-Virus

  • 23% - Did Nothing

Category: Breach

Subcategory: Passwords

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