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Eurostat: Hungarian Internet Users Among Those Most Affected By Security Issues

Tamás Székely 2016.02.09.

Hungarian internet users were the second most affected by security issues in the European Union last year, a report released by Eurostat marking Safer Internet Day shows.

source: eurostat

source: eurostat

Fully 39% of Hungarian internet users experienced security-related problems in 2015, well above the EU average of 25%. Hungary was ranked just ahead of Portugal, where 36% of users encountered trouble, and Malta, where 34% of users experienced security issues. Croatian users were most affected with 42% of netizens running into problems. The report said that internet users in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands were least affected by security problems, with only 10% of Czech and 11% of Dutch users encountering issues.

Most users encountered security issues in the form of computer viruses. Fully 36% of Hungarian users caught some sort of virus in 2015, down from 46% in 2014. The EU average for computer viruses came to 21%. The share of users who caught a virus or other computer infection resulting in loss of information or time dropped in all member states with the exception of Croatia.

via hungarymatters.hu and ec.europa.eu/eurostat