Britney Spears, Jay Z, & Even Betty White Are Some Of The Most Dangerous Cyber Searched Celebrities — But Who Topped The List?
Be careful who you Google, kids!
On Tuesday, Intel Security released this year's list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities — but don't panic, Perezcious readers! It's not the stars themselves you need to be worried about, just be wary when you look up their names on the internet.
A cyber safety expert with the security giant says musicians create such potentially harmful search results because web surfers looking for free downloads are fairly easy targets:
"Celebrity names combined with the terms 'free MP4,' 'HD downloads,' or 'torrent' are some of the most searched terms on the Web. When consumers search for music that is not made available through legitimate channels, they put both their digital lives and devices at risk."
The official claims that cybercriminals target the biggest names and high-profile stories in pop culture to try to trick internet users into clicking on links that could steal their passwords and personal information:
"With today's busy culture and a desire for real time information, consumers often click on sites that will quickly provide them with news and entertainment, without considering safety and security implications. Cybercriminals leverage this need for immediacy by encouraging people to visit unsafe sites that can steal private data."
But who does Intel say is the most dangerous person to search? Well it's actually…