Armin van Buuren cited as Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2015
American global computer security software company, Intel Security Group, has deemed an unlikely candidate to be 2015’s “Most Dangerous Celebrities”: Armin van Buuren. Now in its ninth year of scrutinizing popular culture’s most desirable icons, Intel performs new studies each year unveiling the celebrities who are most likely to expose Internet searchers to viruses, malware, phishing, and cybertheft. Upon closer inspection of their findings, the security software company claims that the Dutch DJ and producer poses the greatest threat to consumers who search for him on the internet.
Armin has officially earned the title of the first DJ and the third male to hit number one, joining Brad Pitt and Jimmy Kimmel. Additional threatening stars include Usher, Luke Bryan, Britney Spears, Amy Schumer, Betty White, Lorde, and Nina Dobrev.
Taking into consideration the strong demand for real-time information, it has become almost effortless for cybercriminals to fool consumers into entering sites filled with malware, allowing them to steal passwords, credit card numbers, and other valuable information. Those who download or listen to music for free are particularly at risk of being attacked when searching for van Buuren paired with terms like “free MP4,” “HD downloads,” or “torrent.” In fact, users in search of complimentary music have nearly a 1 in 5 chance of stumbling upon a website that contains online threats.
Via: Business Wire