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Did Equifax data breach damage your financial confidence?

  1. Shogun profile image45
    Shogunposted 2 months ago

    The past couple years have been fantastic for technology geeks and consumers overall. Well, except for all those pesky cyberattacks and data breaches that continue to plague companies. Of the biggest we endured – or learned about in 2017 – the Equifax data “breach will haunt us in years to come,” Forrester Research depressingly pointed … last year.

    Following the data breach, consumers said they would stop the following (per the Forrester ConsumerVoices Market Research Online Community):

    “Opening new lines of credit
    Shopping online as frequently
    Using non-government credit monitoring programs
    Favoring cards to cash
    Using stored online payments
    Giving personal information in exchange for coupons or discounts”

    How about you? Did the Equifax change your consumer confidence as well?

    1. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Great questions, Shogun. My confidence is near zero, which is why I take more and more steps to protect my privacy.

      1. Shogun profile image45
        Shogunposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Yup, I imagine many people share the same feeling as you, promisem.

        It's hard enough for us to deal with cybersecurity in an effective manner, let alone even consider how haphazardly our data is being shared, stored, etc.

  2. Live to Learn profile image79
    Live to Learnposted 2 months ago

    Since countless incidents have shown that little security, coupled with an every changing ability to bypass attempts to safeguard data, exists; I I'd have to say no, my confidence has not been damaged.