Musicians Are A Dangerous Bunch
The Internet is a dangerous place, but some celeb names are more dangerous than others. So who made the top of the list of most dangerous celebrities to search for?
Good news for Emma Watson! She is no longer the most-dangerous cyber-celebrity in the world. In fact, she's not even in the top 10 any more. For the seventh year, McAfee has released their list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, and a surprise name topped the list this year. The Mortal Instruments' Lily Collins stole the number one spot from Watson.
The list finds which search terms are most likely to be used by cybercriminals luring victims to malware and viruses. The top terms most likely coupled with the celebrities' names are "free app download" and "nude pictures".
"McAfee research found that searching for the latest Lily Collins pictures and downloads yields more than a 14.5% chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware," McAfee said.
However, that man is not a surprise at all. Jon Hamm took the number eight spot on the list.
Nine musicians were in the top 20, with Lavigne at two, Katy Perry at six, Britney Spears at seven and Miley Cyrus at 20. The top 10 was rounded out by Kathy Griffin, Zoe Saldana, Adriana Lima and Emma Roberts.
If we are reading that right, it looks like more people want to see Kathy Griffin naked than Jon Hamm. However, based on the list, it's possible the cyber criminals target the names not just for sex appeal, but also for drama each celeb is going through.
The list over the last three years was topped by Emma Watson, Heidi Klum and Cameron Diaz.
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