Malware infections drop during World Cup matches — Result!

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Even if you’re not a soccer/football fan, it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that there’s a World Cup going on in Russia at the moment. We expect big sporting events to be exploited to launch phishing and malware campaigns but researchers at Enigma Software have spotted an interesting new phenomenon — malware infections actually drop on match days. EnigmaSoft looked at malware infections reported by its SpyHunter anti-malware software installed on customers’ computers since the World Cup began last month. On average, malware infections dropped 19.88 percent in countries whose team was playing. This suggests people are switching off their…

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