40 Percent of Americans more Careful with Email after DNC Hack


Four adults out of 10 claims that they become more careful while sharing something over their personal email since hacking of Democratic National Committee just before the presidential election of 2016.


As per a new poll done by Reuters/Ipsos, a plurality - 46% - admitted that they haven't become more careful since high-profile hacks.


The U.S. adults' poll, taken in the month of March, comes few months after the conclusion of the intelligence community that Government of Russia are engaged in a disinformation and cyber campaign for undermining the U.S. democracy as well as damage Hillary Clinton, a Democratic nominee.


Around 45% respondents also mentioned that they have made changes to their online passwords after they came to know about the hacks. Rt.com posted on April 6th, 2017, stating that supporters of both the major political parties are equally worried about the online security, with 40% of Republicans and 43% of Democrats are saying that they have already become more careful regarding their personal email after the alleged hacking.


The hacks related to election have received huge media attention since the FBI investigated regarding the influence campaign, which includes seeing whether there were any links or coordination between Moscow and the associates of President Donald Trump's campaign.


On Thursday, the survey revealed that approximately half of the respondents confirmed to have change their passwords after the hack happened. Smaller number (i.e. 21%) of Americans said that they even had switched off the tracking technology of the internet browsers', while 17% made changes to its user IDs on the social media sites, like Twitter and Facebook.


16% took precautions on their privacy one step ahead by covering their cameras of computers' with tape for blocking the potential spying - the tactic used by James Comey, Director of FBI, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Moreover, 10% told that they in fact now unplug the smart TVs as well as other internet related devices when they are not in use.


The poll reveals light more broadly on the privacy concerns, by finding that the Americans are more often not willing to disclose their private communications, which includes text messages, email and phone records, for helping the U.S. Government thwarting any terror plots or countering efforts by the foreign governments of hacking into the infrastructure or networks.


37% also think that intelligence community conducted "too much surveillance" on the American citizens.

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