Anna Kendrick tops 2020 list of most dangerous celebrity google searches

Source : 112 Ukraine

New study warns that some celebrity Google searches carry high risks of exposing the searcher’s computer to viruses and malware
15:40, 19 October 2020

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According to a list compiled by cybersecurity software firm McAfee, Anna Kendrick is 2020’s most dangerous celebrity to search online, with those search results bringing the highest degree of potentially malicious content that could place fans’ personal information at risk by pointing them to sites that covertly infects their computers with malware.

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People probably know Anna Kendrick from her popular roles in films like "Twilight", "Pitch Perfect", and "A Simple Favor."

Following Kendrick, the rest of the top-10 most dangerous celebs to search are Sean "Diddy" Combs, Blake Lively, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts, Kate McKinnon and Jason Derulo.

"Many consumers don’t realize that simple internet searches of their favorite celebrities could potentially lead to malicious content, as cybercriminals often leverage these popular searches to entice fans to click on dangerous links," McAfee notes. "This year’s study emphasizes that consumers are increasingly searching for content, especially as they look for new forms of entertainment to stream amidst a global pandemic."

As we reported earlier, Google Ukraine published the most popular requests from Ukrainian users in 2019. These are the top searches of the year, but not by quantity, but by popularity growth. In other words, these are ratings, which include requests that grew the fastest throughout the year and show a surge in user interest in events, persons, topics, and questions.

So, the first line in the Ukrainian segment of Google belongs to "Game of Thrones Season 8," the second most popular request was "Zelensky," and the third place was taken by "Yulia Nachalova." Ukrainians were also interested in the election results, why the dollar was falling, and what is the "Steinmeier formula."

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