Amy Schumer is arguably one of the funniest people on the Internet. However, googling Amy Schumer can potentially lead to nasty malware. Intel and McAfee rated Amy Schumer as the star whose search results are the most likely to compromise your device.
According to Intel, cybercriminals continue luring consumers with ongoing and scandalous fake news, celebrity gossip and more. Interested and naïve web surfers often infect their device with annoying adware, phishing scams or other types of malware.
Amy Schumer is the first on the list, followed by Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith, and Rihanna.
Gary Davis, the chief consumer security specialist at Intel, noted that consumers, while looking for information and gossips, do not consider potential security risks. “Cybercriminals know this and take advantage of this behavior by attempting to lead them to unsafe sites loaded with malware. As a result, consumers need to understand what precautions to take to enable safe online experiences,” – G. Davis reported.
It is worth mentioning that the possibility to get the malware while searching for “Amy Schumer Torrent” is even 33%.
So the advice is simple; you have to think before you click. In addition, make sure to browse trusted websites and, if possible, use two-factor authentication.