Emma Watson Named Most ‘Dangerous’ Celebrity
is the favorite celebrity bait for cyber criminals trying to lure Internet users.
McAfee said Monday that the “Harry Potter” star is the “most dangerous” celebrity to search for online. That’s because many sites use Watson to trick users into downloading malicious software or to steal personal information.
When searching for the 22-year-old Watson, there’s a one-in-eight chance of landing on a malicious site.
This is the sixth time the Intel-owned security technology company has conducted the study, which was last year topped by Heidi Klum. Female celebrities are far more likely to be utilized by cyber criminals: late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was the only male in the top 20.
Others among the riskiest celebrities to search online are Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez and Halle Berry.
#1 – Emma Watson
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#2 – Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel appears on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in New York. Biel stars in the upcoming film, “Total Recall.” (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
#3 – Eva Mendez
#4 – Selena Gomez
Actress Selena Gomez participates in a photo call and press conference for the film “Hotel Transylvania” at TIFF Bell Lightbox during the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday Sept. 8, 2012 in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
#5 – Halle Berry
Actress Halle Berry attends the premiere of “Cloud Atlas” during the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday Sept. 8, 2012 in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
#6 – Megan Fox
#7 – Shakira
Colombia’s pop star Shakira gestures during a land titling for Afro-Colombian communities event in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
#8 – Cameron Diaz
#9 – Salma Hayek
Actress Salma Hayek poses for photographers during a photocall and prior a tribute for her career at the 38th American Film Festival, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Deauville, Normandy, France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
#10 – Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara, Emmy Award nominee actress of the TV show “Modern Family,” poses during an interview in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)