InfoShot: Most dangerous celebs to search for

The web is a dangerous place. But it’s also where you can get free stuff. So it’s no surprise that easily-pirated industries such as music, comedy and TV are the main hotbeds of virus-infected websites.

Electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren has been branded as 2015’s “most dangerous celebrity to search for online” by McAfee/Intel Security. Nearly 1 in 5 search results for the Dutch DJ led to a malicious site, no doubt looking for free downloads. Other musicians on the list include country star Luke Bryan, R&B singer Usher and pop star Britney Spears.

Music stars make up 7 of the top ten, with comedians Amy Schumer and Betty White along with actress Nina Dobrev rounding out the rest of the list. Further down the list celebs including Justin Bieber, Rhianna, Kim Kardashian and Antonio Banderas often lead to potentially harmful results. 



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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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