Americans Fear Hacking More Than Any Other Crime, Poll Finds

The crime that Americans fear the most is having their credit card information stolen by hackers, according to a new poll.

A Gallup survey published Monday found that 69 percent of U.S. residents worry “frequently” or “occasionally” about computer hackers stealing their credit card information from stores. Target, Neiman Marcus and Home Depot are among retailers that have recently experienced massive breaches.

The second most-feared crime in America, according to the survey, is having a phone or computer hacked to steal personal information. Sixty-two percent of respondents said they worried at least “occasionally” about it.

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