Not sure if you’ve noticed it, but if you mention “Justin Bieber” on Twitter, the spambots that begin to mention you increase exponentially. Well thing is that can be ignored, after a while and you’d simply go back to not being on the hitlist of the spambots. But what happens when you mention Emma Watson online….
According to reports, Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) is one Celebrity you do not want to check out online as there is more than a 12 percent chance of getting infected with malware if you search for material (video or picture) on her online.
McAfee on Monday released its annual report of the most dangerous online celebrities which had Emma Watson in the lead. “If you use search terms such as “Emma Watson and nude pictures,” or “…and fakes,” or “…and busted,” you run the risk of finding malicious websites designed to steal your personal information,” says McAfee.
The way it works is people are promised some sort of item (nude pictures, never been seen footage etc) of the 22yr old actress and then they get taken to a site where they get more than they bargained for (spyware, adware, viruses, or phishing attempts). Why her?? someone might ask, well according to PC World, celebrities are picked based on the latest gossip and news though McAfee has ruled this out as always being the case.
Others on the list of “Dangerous Celebs” dominated by ladies include Jessica Biel, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Shakira, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, and, in tenth place, Sofia Vergara. The only two celebrities making a return appearance from 2011 were actresses Biel and Diaz; who led McAfee’s list in 2009 and 2010 respectively.