‘Body Party‘ singer Ciara has been named the third most dangerous celebrity to search online, it has emerged today.
How she made the unenviable list?
Find out below…
Today, global computer software company McAfee released its annual list of risky celebrities looking at the abuse of a star’s name by a hacker looking to spread spyware, spam, viruses, malware and phishing attacks.
NT News explains:
McAfee Pacific chief technology officer Sean Duca said the recent iCloud hack highlighted the appeal for some people of searching the internet for information about celebrities.
“Cyber criminals follow where the big interests go towards, whether it’s been a disaster taking place or, as in this case, celebrities,” Mr Duca said.
He said people were being lured by the big names to websites which could be trying to exploit a weakness in their browser to infect their computer or encourage people to click on a link that appeared to be a file containing photos of the celebrity but contained an infected file.
“With the amount of the vulnerability that tends to be popping up these days, whether it be in the operating system or whether it be in the web browsers, just by clinking on a link that takes you to a malicious web site can sometimes exploit that vulnerability.
McAfee lists is as follows:
1 Jimmy Kimmel
2 Armin van Buuren
4 Flo Rida
5 Bruce Springsteen
6 Blake Shelton
7 Britney Spears
8 Jon Bon Jovi
9 Chelsea Handler
10 Christina Aguilera