Emma Watson: Most dangerous celeb to search online

Harry Potter star Emma Watson is the favorite celebrity bait for cyber criminals trying to lure Internet users. According to web security company McAfee, others among the riskiest celebrities to search online are...

By:ANI
| Updated on: Sep 10 2012, 16:43 IST

Harry Potter star Emma Watson is the favorite celebrity bait for cyber criminals trying to lure Internet users, a report has said.

This makes Watson the 'most dangerous' celebrity to search for online, said Web security company McAfee.

MacAfee said many sites use her name to trick users into downloading malicious software or to steal personal information, the Daily Express reports.

When searching for the 22-year-old actress there is a one-in-eight chance of landing on a malicious site, the security firm said.

This is the sixth time the Intel-owned security technology company has conducted the study, which was last year topped by Heidi Klum.

Others among the riskiest celebrities to search online are Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez and Halle Berry, the report said.

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First Published Date: 10 Sep, 15:46 IST
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