Forty-five percent of consumers who responded to a survey released Monday by CreditCards.com said that they would "definitely not" or "probably not" shop at stores victimized by hackers. Those stores include Home Depot, which suffered the largest retail data breach on record at after hackers stole 56 million users' credit card information.
“It’s a clear sign that people are at least somewhat concerned about shopping in a place that has had a data breach,” a senior industry analyst at Creditcards.com told the Huffington Post.
What does that news mean for you? Instead of going to the big-box this holiday season, shoppers searching for some new tools might visit their local dealer or hardware store.