Avril Lavigne is one of the popular singers but searching for her can be dangerous. The Cybersecurity firm McAfee has released its annual report that includes most dangerous celebrities to search for online. Surprisingly, Avril Lavigne is at the top.
It means, searching for Avril Lavigne will most likely bring you to websites that carry malware or virus to infect your system. If you search for her name, there are 14.5 percent chance of landing on a malicious website. If you add free MP3 with her name and search, chances of landing on the malicious page go up to 22 percent.
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Lavigne is also the first female music artist to rank no. 1 and replaced comedian Amy Schumer who topped last year. Bruno Mars is in second place, followed by Carly Rae Jepsen, Zayn Malik, and Celine Dion. This is the 11th year of this report and celebrities such as Amy Schumer and Emma Watson was also at the top of previous lists.
These are the top 10 list of dangerous celebrity search terms
- Avril Lavigne
- Bruno Mars
- Carly Rae Jepsen
- Zayn Malik
- Celine Dion
- Calvin Harris
- Justin Bieber
- Katy Perry
Cyber Criminals know that people always look for songs and albums from favorite celebrities. So, they create fake websites to get personal details and serve malware.
If you are one of those who searches music albums online, you need to take extra care. It is better to trust on music streaming services in place of looking for free music on any random website.