As every year, for 13, McAfee has published the list of celebrities whose search internet they are used by the crooks to direct users to sites malicious.
In 2019, the celebrities topping this list varied from country to country. Alexis Bledel topped the list of “celebrities dangerous” in the united States, but in Spain, the singer Camila Cabello is positioned in the number one of the list.
In Germany, the model Heidi Klum and actress Emilia Clarke (famous for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones) tied for the first place.
For her part, Caroline Flack, the host of the reality show “Love Island” was in the first position in the Uk while in India, the celebrity more dangerous was M. S. Dhoni an international player of cricket.
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John Oliver, the tv presenter and comedian, topped the list in Australia. In France, the first position is the left Jamel Debbouze (famous for his role in the film Angel-A from Luc Besson).
In Singapore, Michelle Yeoh (007: Tomorrow Never Dies) are placed in the first position of this list.
But, why is this happening? According to McAfee, “some users are not aware that simple searches in internet of their celebrities favorite, the could lead to malicious contentdue to the crooks often take advantage of these popular searches to attract internet users that would click on links to dangerous. The use of celebrities on-trend, and icons of pop culture, continues to be a pathway used by the cybercrime in order to exploit the security of users”.
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To prevent this kind of situations, it is recommended to be careful with the links that you visit; to avoid the use of sites streaming illegal; to protect with a solution cybersecurity; use a tool with a web reputation; and even, to use a parental control software (to prevent children from falling in malicious sites the look on their celebrities favorite).
The celebrities malicious completing the list are:
2. James Corden (The Late Late Show With James Corden)
3. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones)
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4. Anna Kendrick (Becca Mitchell on Perfect Notes)
5. Lupita’nyong or (Patsey in 12 Years of Slavery)
6. Jimmy Fallon (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
7. Jackie Chan
8. Lil’ Wayne
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok)