McAfee recently released their annual list of “Most Dangerous Celebrities” to search for, and surprisingly, it’s the 32-year-old Canadian singer. Who knew so many people were googling the “Complicated” hitmaker? Exactly how and why did Lavigne top the list? McAfee explains below.
“There’s two key factors as to why A-lister Avril Lavigne takes the top spot. Oddly, she’s the target of an internet conspiracy theory that suspected the real Avril died and was replaced by an imposter. And it’s far from surprising that an internet conspiracy lead to unreliable sources and sketchy sites. The second reason is that in late 2016 Lavigne announced that she was working on a new album that will be released before the end of 2017. And unfortunately, content searches for new music lead many into uncertain areas of the internet.
For example — “Avril Lavigne + free mp3” was by far the riskiest way to search for Avril Lavigne content and resulted in a risk percentage of nearly 22%.”
Check out the Top 10 list below to learn which other celebrities can result in deadly searches. It’s interesting that Celine Dion ranks so high above both Katy Perry and Beyonce. Apparently, Canadian singers are harmful to your computers 🙂
2017 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities
1. Avril Lavigne
2. Bruno Mars
3. Carly Rae Jepsen
4. Zayn Malik
5. Celine Dion
6. Calvin Harris
7. Justin Bieber
9. Katy Perry
For more, including tips on how to keep yourself safe head over to McAfee.com.