An analysis of Google searches has revealed that trying to find the name of a celebrity over the internet can become very dangerous.
The newly published report about Google trends has revealed the name of some musicians, celebrities and movie stars. These names have been hijacked by hackers in order to attract innocent users towards websites that are infested with malware.
According to the report that analyzed Google searches, Google trends and Google alerts, the comedian and actress Amy Schumer is found at the top of the list of all those stars whose search has become very dangerous for the fans. The annual list of all these stars was published recently.
The finding was also published on Google News. Hackers are now smart enough to cash in on the fascination of the public towards a particular star.
That is why they are very easily enticed towards any website that is able to download viruses and malware onto the PC or the device of the unsuspecting user. Secret information like password and personal information is also stolen.
The list of the top most dangerous celebrities for internet searches is as follows:
- Amy Schumer
- Justin Bieber
- Carson Daly
- Will Smith
- Miley Cyrus
- Chris Hardwick
- Daniel Tosh
- Selena Gomez
A study of Google search found out that the most popular stars were the most favorite choice of internet criminals. In the United Kingdom Ellie Goulding was regarded as a dangerous celebrity for carrying out online searches. Rita Ora, Holly Hagan and Charlotte Crosby are also unsafe.
The Intel Security VP known as McAfee within Europe state that the main reason why users unwittingly become vulnerable to these criminals is that they have a desire to remain always updated about their favorite celebrities.
When they see the names or pictures of their favorite celebrities on Google search, they are very quick to click on it without thinking that it may lead them towards a risky website.
It is good to remain abreast of the latest news about the famous personalities you like, but it is also important to safeguard your information and not to allow hackers steal them for their own financial gains.