In 2009 it was Jessica Biel. In 2010, Cameron Diaz took the top spot. Last year, Project Runway host Heidi Klum landed at No. 1 on McAfee’s annual list. This year, once again, a female celeb takes the honors of being the most dangerous celeb to search online. In fact, only one man secured a spot on the Internet security firm’s list. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel was the sole male celebrity at unlucky No. 13. Piers Morgan and Brad Pitt, who were No. 3 and No. 10 respectively on last year’s list, dropped out of the list in 2012.
“In today’s celebrity culture, consumers expect to be able to go online to catch up with the latest photos, videos, tweets, and stories about their favorite celebrities. Due to the richness of the data and the high interaction, often times consumers forget the risks that they are taking by clicking on the links,” – Paula Greve, director of web security research at McAfee
This year marks the first time that the entire Top 10 list is comprised of all women. Definitely doesn’t pay to have a pair of boobs and vajayjay. Horny straight boys looking for nude pictures of their celeb crushes beware of those sneaky cybercriminals. The study found that female celebrities are more dangerous than men. If they were of Hispanic descent, they were especially more deadly. Five out of the Top 10 were gorgeous Latina stars- Eva Mendes (No. 3), Selena Gomez (No. 4), Shakira (No. 7), Salma Hayek (No. 9), and Sofia Vergara (No. 10). Find out who the most dangerous celeb is below. It might surprise you.
I never would’ve guess that Hermoine Granger aka Emma Watson was the Most Dangerous Celebrity in cyberspace. You’d think the Harry Potter star would have a spell she picked up at Hogwarts to thwart this. McAfee research found that searching for the latest Emma Watson pictures and downloads yields more than a 12.6% chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.
- 1. Emma Watson
- 2. Jessica Biel
- 3. Eva Mendes
- 4. Selena Gomez
- 5. Halle Berry
- 6. Megan Fox
- 7. Shakira
- 8. Cameron Diaz
- 9. Salma Hayek
- 10. Sofia Vergara
What do you think of all the celebs who made the list? Anyone in particular you’re surprised is ‘dangerous’? The most interesting part for me is stars who didn’t make the cut. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have all dominated the tabloids recently with their relationship scandals. Guess cybercriminals don’t give a hoot about them.