Security breaches impact online shopping habits

Security breaches impact online shopping habits

News of Internet security breaches at eBay, Target and other large companies appears to be having an effect on online shopping habits, according to a USA Today survey.

The survey finds that almost a quarter of Americans have at least temporarily stopped buying online because of security concerns.

A full 24 percent of those surveyed said they had stopped buying anything online in recent weeks, because they were concerned about the safety of information they might put online.

More than half - 56 percent - said they used only well-known companies they were confident were safe.

The poll also found that users are also keeping a closer eye on their accounts.