From October-December 2010, 31% of UK internet users caught a computer virus figures from Eurostat reveal. Disturbingly, 7% of those suffered a financial loss due to the virus. This is despite 88% of users stating that they had security software in place.
The survey of 200,000 computer users across 27 countries in Europe also found that attacks on mobile phones had risen by 46%.
Users in Bulgaria (58%) and Malta (50%) were the worst off whilst Austria had the lowest figure with just 14%.