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Over 60% of US Citizens Say Government Does Little to Ensure Cyber Security

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Some 64 percent of US citizens say that authorities are doing not enough to provide cybersecurity for government computers, a poll carried out by US Monmouth University said Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In early June, the US Office of Personnel Management revealed that an April cyber security breach possibly compromised the personal data of up to 4 million current and former US federal government employees.

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Seventy two percent of those surveyed said they were worried about the possibility that the cyberattack on government system could cause severe consequences, including damage to national security and defense, the poll showed.

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Every seventh person in ten polled were concerned the cyberattack could have had negative consequences for them personally, including their social security or tax records, the survey said.

Less than a third of the surveyed said they did not worry about the cyber breach in any way.

The university interviewed 1,002 adult US residents between June 11 and June 14.

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