Most of us have developed a habit of searching our favourite celebrities online. But, did you know that googling and performing similar searches on other search engines, comes with higher risk of being hacked, at least on some celebs and notable personalities. McAfee’s released a list ranks the celebrities who generate the results that could potentially expose fans to malicious websites and viruses. Consumers may not be fully aware that the searches they conduct pose risk, nor may they understand the detrimental effects that can occur when personal information is compromised in exchange for access to their favourite celebrities, movies, TV shows or music.
Criminals use deceptive websites to dupe unsuspecting consumers into accessing malicious files or content. It is essential that consumers learn to protect their digital lives from lurking cybercriminals by thinking twice before they click on suspicious links or download content. To protect yourself, McAfee recommends avoiding illegal streaming sites, using a web reputation tool that warns of malicious websites, and installing a cybersecurity solution.
Here is the list of the top 10 most dangerous celebrities to search for online.