On average, malware infections dropped 19.88% when there was a game in one of the countries studied.
Here’s a look at each country studied, and how much malware infections were impacted on the days their team played a game.
Uruguay had the biggest game day drop - 41.39%
Croatia 28.93% drop
Mexico 23.48% drop
Sweden 21.87% drop
Belgium 21.82% drop
France 19.14% drop
Colombia 19.07% drop
Switzerland 18.25% drop
Spain 18.18% drop
Germany 17.96% drop
Brazil 17.55% drop
England 16.81% drop
In Russia, infections actually increased 5.98% on World Cup game days.
(No U.S. or Canadian data was taken because of course the research only included those countries whose teams played in the World Cup this year.)
That’s according to data released today by EnigmaSoft, makers of the SpyHunter anti-malware software. EnigmaSoft has customers all over the world, including the countries that are playing in the World Cup. EnigmaSoft looked at malware infections reported on its customers’ computers since the World Cup began last month.