McAfee reports Kim Kardashian is the “most dangerous celebrity” online

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The anti virus and threat analysis firm, McAfee has published a list of top celebrity search results linked to phishing and malicious website activity. Topping the poll in 2018 of the UK edition was Kim Kardashian, the entrepreneur and reality TV star, who was labelled the UK’s “most dangerous” online celebrity.

How is searching for celebrities dangerous?

McAfee found that criminals and fraudsters used celebrities to lure people into malicious websites and through a combination of different approaches would result in user data theft and more. The lust for celebrity news has become a major ‘market’ for cyber criminals looking to cash in on the technically unaware through the power of celebrity. McAfee warns people to use virus, malware and other internet protection methods and to use ‘trusted’ websites when uploading personal information.

Who are the top ten “dangerous” celebrities in the UK?

1. Kim Kardashian
2. Naomi Campbell
3. Kourtney Kardashian
4. Adele
5. Caroline Flack
6. Rose Byrne
7. Kem Cetinay
8. Emma Roberts
9. Ferne McCann
10. Britney Spears

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