Retail hacks have consumers thinking twice about how they will shop this holiday season.
After a year of breaches, consumers don't feel safe anymore when shopping online, and some are even straying from their favorite retailers as a result, according to a recent survey.
"The number of breaches and the caliber of breaches has people very worried. But it's also the fact that many of these breaches have moved from not only being on online stores, but also into physical stores," said Gunter Ollman, the chief technology officer of NCC Group, a U.K.-based information assurance firm.
Sixty-two percent of consumers say they are more concerned about online security than they have ever been, and 23 percent of consumers already say they are doing less online because of their concerns, according to data from NCC Group and the International Data Group.
What's more, 64 percent of consumers said they believe they will be the victim of a breach within the next 12 months. And unfortunately, that may be the case, Ollman said.
"There will be bigger breaches going forward. If you just look at the last five years, every year there has been a bigger breach," Ollman said.