Did you ever wonder the place where you spend most of your day is not safe? One of the most dangerous things you can do with your computer is doing a Google search for Adele. The same states anti-virus software firm McAfee, who tells the British musician produces the most hazardous search results for Australians. As curious fans search for Adele’s music, videos, and gossip, cybercriminals are ready to take advantage. Here are the most dangerous celebrities online.
Most Dangerous Celebrities Online
Cybercriminals are using celebrity gossips and pop music as a bait to take advantage of innocent Australian targets.
“Deceptive practices such as fake websites promising free content can lead unsuspecting consumers to malicious sites purpose-built to steal valuable, personal information or take over devices,” McAfee’s Cyber Safety Ambassador Alex Merton-McCann said.
“Now more than ever, it is crucial consumers stay vigilant and always think before they click to protect their digital lives.”
But Adele is not the only star whose name is being used by cybercriminals in the past year. McAfee issued the top ten list of the most dangerous celebrities to Australian internet users.
- Anna Kendrick
- Cara Delevingne
- Charli D’Amelio
- Alicia Keys
- Avril Lavigne
- Camila Cabello
Besides this, Australians looking up for free versions movies Trolls World Tour or series Love Life were repeatedly targeted.
And the quest for free downloads of new music from Drake, Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello, and Beyonce led to many Australians being fallen prey to cybercrime. Half of the most vulnerable celebrities online are singers, drawing a cross-section of styles and generations.
McAfee also announced the top five most dangerous Australian celebrities to search for online.
- Chris Hemsworth
- Dr. Chris Brown
- Cate Blanchett
- Andy Lee
- Bindi Irwin
Apart from that, search terms that are full of cyber risk include “torrent”, “free mp3”, “nudes” and “pirated content”.
McAfee has advised us to be cautious about what you click on and to avoid unauthorized streaming and downloading doubtful files from suspicious sources.