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Malware Infections Drop 20% During World Cup Soccer Games Worldwide



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

The only country that did not have a game day infection drop was Russia.

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.

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