You need to read this if you are a Belieber or a Schumer fan! According to a new report by Intel Security, Amy Schumer and Justin Bieber might not be very good for your computer. What?!
The Intel Security study of annual McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities – that is now in its tenth year – claims that Amy Schumer and Justin Bieber are the top most celebs whose search is most linked to malicious viruses and malware threats.
The study includes actor, singers, comedians, celebrated figures, TV personalities, etc. According to the results, searching ‘Amy Schumer Torrent’ has a 33% chance of risking your computer to other malicious viruses and high tech risks.
Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at Intel Security, said: “Consumers today remain fascinated with celebrity culture and go online to find the latest pop culture news,”
Davis added: “With this craving for real-time information, many search and click without considering potential security risks. Cybercriminals know this and take advantage of this behavior by attempting to lead them to unsafe sites loaded with malware.”
Justin Bieber stands on second number on the threat list. The study actually tries to determine which celebrated figures generate the most dangerous searches online. The search terms that are used to generate results are: “Celebrity name + Torrent”, “Celebrity name + Free MP4″, and “Celebrity name + HD download”.
The complete list of top ten renowned figures according to Intel Security’s annual McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study are as follows:
- Amy Schumer, 16.11%
- Justin Bieber, 15.00%
- Carson Daly, 13.44%
- Will Smith, 13.44%
- Rihanna, 13.33%
- Miley Cyrus, 12.67%
- Chris Hardwick, 12.56%
- Daniel Tosh, 11.56%
- Selena Gomez, 11.11%
- Kesha, 11.11%