The survey shows that 56% of millennials worry most about Facebook, and 45% worry most about Instagram. Meanwhile, 44% of baby boomers worry most about financial accounts. And 13% of boomers also worry about work accounts, compared with just 7% of millennials and Gen Xers.
It’s easy to conclude that young people care less about their personal financial data and more about their social media presence, but maybe that’s not really what’s happening—31% of millennials are still worried about their bank accounts, while 41% of boomers are also worried about their Facebook accounts. It should also be noted that Facebook has had the most users affected—2.2 billion—by breaches over the last 20 years, which may account for some of the concern.
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