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One in Three European Internet Users Infected with Malware in 2010
According to a report from Eurostat [pdf], around a third of European Union's Internet users were infected with a virus during 2010 resulting in information or time loss.
The data is the result of a survey conducted during the second quarter of last year among individuals from all 27 member states.
[ADAMRK=1]Bulgaria had the highest infection rate, with 58% of respondents saying their computers were affected by some type of malware. It was followed by Malta (50%), Slovakia (47%), Hungary (46%) and Italy (45%).
The EU country with the lowest infection count was Austria (14%). Other countries with low rates included Ireland (15%), Finland (20%) and Germany (22%).
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