Americans are almost four times more worried about getting hacked than murdered

Business Insider | 11/11/2017 | Antonio Villas-Boas
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More Americans are worried about internet-related crimes involving personal and financial information theft than "conventional" crimes, like burglary or murder.

More people were affected by cybercrimes than conventional crimes over the course of 12 months.

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Americans are more worried about crimes facilitated by the internet than "conventional" crimes, like burglary, stolen cars, and sexual assault, according to a report from Gallup News.

The top concern is having personal and financial information hacked, which has 67% of those who were surveyed worried. The top "conventional" crime is having your car broken into or stolen, which concerns 38% of those who were surveyed. Meanwhile, few are apparently concerned about being assaulted or killed at a place of work at 6%.

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Indeed, the internet has revolutionized the way we communicate since its widespread adoption, and it's hard to imagine a life without it. But it's opened up a whole new category of crime called "cybercrime" for Americans, and the world, to be concerned about.

In 2013, phone numbers, birth dates, security questions and answers, and "hashed," or scrambled, passwords of all three billion of Yahoo accounts...
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