Celebrity names with the highest risk of being utilized in malicious websites 2017

This statistic presents the top ten celebrities with the highest risk of being utilized in malicious websites worldwide as of 2017. According to the findings, the top celebrity name that had been utilized in search engine results for malicious websites was Avril Lavigne. Her name had received a risky content share rating of 14.51 percent. Second on the list was Bruno Mars who had a recorded risk share of 13.43 percent.

Most popular celebrities with the highest risk of being utilized in malicious websites worldwide as of 2017

Highest risk share
Avril Lavigne14.51%
Bruno Mars13.43%
Carly Rae Jepsen13.19%
Zayn Malik13.06%
Celine Dion12.92%
Calvin Harris12.48%
Justin Bieber12.33%
Diddy12.32%
Katy Perry12.25%
Beyoncé (search was conducted with "Beyonce")12.09%
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Sources

Release date

September 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Based on the percentage of sites identified by McAfee WebAdvisor as 'risky' which are included in the search results for a celebrity's name and commonly associated terms. Searches generated on Google, Bing, and Yahoo, that include the celebrity's name and search terms likely to yield potential malicious websites in their results. Search terms: "Celebrity name + free torrent"; "Celebrity name + free mp4"; "Celebrity name + free mp3";

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