Survey Says: Consumer Confidence Hurt by Rampant Security Breaches

June 30, 2011 -

A new survey conducted by MCV UK finds that a majority of gamers in the United Kingdom believe that the never-ending stream of security breaches has seriously hurt consumer confidence. While hacking groups like Lulz Security may be retreating from attacking game-related websites and services, gamers surveyed say that the damage is already done.

MCV surveyed 633 UK gamers who use digital services such as PlayStation Store, iTunes, Steam, and other digital distribution. They found that 34 percent had doubt that most publishers are capable of protecting the personal data of users. Another 20 percent said that they don’t trust download services at all.

A third of respondents said that they have deleted their accounts altogether in response to the attacks, while 46 percent said they still trust publishers. Finally, a third of respondents said that they did not know what actions to take if their data has been lost or stolen and 54 percent said that they were unhappy with the level of communication they received from publishers about what to do.

Source: MCV UK

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Re: Survey Says: Consumer Confidence Hurt by Rampant ...

then there is thos of us that have comin ceance and when we herd psn was hacked put a frod alert on the card  we have on psn i did not wate for sony i just did it to be safe.

 

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am dyslexic and have a learning disablement from when i died as a baby and sustained brain damage do to lack of oxygen pleas pardon my bad spelling and grammar-

Re: Survey Says: Consumer Confidence Hurt by Rampant ...

Yes, this entire episode just demostrated how vulnerable are internet services like PSN with personal information. People upload their information thinking it´s safe. In my case, I won´t be using my credit card to buy on PS Store soon.

Re: Survey Says: Consumer Confidence Hurt by Rampant ...

Eh, some do take for granted that "the mthar computer machines" can do magic, but yes, networks can still be vulnerable.

 
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