“In God we trust.” It’s stamped on every dollar and coin, and between hackers, malware, bots and stingy paychecks, it sort of looks like He or She is the only one we can trust with our money.

Everyone worries about the security of their earnings. Here’s where your money is safest (and least safe), by the numbers.

56% | Proportion of workers who are stressed out about their finances.

7% | U.S. residents who would trust a bot to conduct their financial activities automatically. This despite the fact that computer programs can outperform humans and offer advantages that customers couldn’t tap by retaining full control of their finances. Experts say the idea of robo-banking just needs to be socialized and better understood.

1.2 million | Financial malware detections annually, making financial threats 2.5 times more widespread than high-profile ransomware attacks like WannaCry.

6% | Proportion of financial malware detections occurring in the U.S. in 2016. On the other end of the spectrum, Japan was the most infected, with 37 percent of 2016 detections.

48% | Companies using an Internet of Things network that have reported being hit by a security breach, costing them, in some cases, tens of millions of dollars. IoT companies that did not experience a security breach had invested, on average, 65 percent more, showing that being prepared can make a huge difference.


Source: http://www.pymnts.com – Payments
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