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Hackers Target People Searching "Jessica Biel"

Okay, so that might not be completely true, but McAfee has named the Powder Blue star the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. The security company posted the results of a similar study last year. At the time the company named Beyonce Knowles and Brad Pitt the most dangerous celebrities to search for if you didn’t want to end up with a virus.

While it doesn’t exactly take rocket science to figure out why attackers and spammers are targeting those who are downloading images of their favorite pop and rock stars like there’s no tomorrow, it seems more and more cybercriminals are cashing on the fact that fans of certain celebrities like to check up on their idols more often than others.

This year the most dangerous celeb to check out and download pictures of is Jessica Biel. While Beyonce has remained firmly in second place, Biel has replaced Pitt for number one. Brad Pitt can now be found in 10th place behind Ashley Tisdale, Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie (tied for number eight), Miley Cyrus, Gisele Bundchen, Jessica Simpson, Tom Brady and Jennifer Anniston.

McAfee cited the top reasons for googling Jessica Biel was her figure and her relationship with Justin Timberlake. Fans searching for “Jessica Biel” or “Jessica Biel downloads,” “Jessica Biel wallpaper,” “Jessica Biel screen savers,” “Jessica Biel photos” and “Jessica Biel videos” have a one in five chance of landing at a Web site that’s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

McAfee added that searching for Barack or Michelle Obama posed a lesser threat compared to others, ranking in at #34 and #39, respectively

  • megamanx00
    Darn those hackers for taking advantage of a Man's want to look at a pretty girl :D.
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  • maigo
    Not this stupid 'antivirus makes a list' crap again
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  • joebob2000
    McAfee cited the top reasons for googling Jessica Biel was her figure and her relationship with Justin Timberlake.

    Thank you, McAfee, now I don't have to buy the new "US Weekly" in order to find out why it is that people are obsessed with Jessica Biel. You saved me three bucks.
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  • turbolover22
    Now I know where I got all that stuff that is running on my computer that I didn't purposely install.
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  • megahunter
    i should not look at this article, now i'm with a virus
    damn =D
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  • igot1forya
    I should change my name to Antivirus 2009 so I can get on the list... now if only I can get people to care even search me :(
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  • Kaiser_25
    So...how did i get herpes from looking at this site..?!
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  • shrex
    jessica biel isnt even that pretty
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  • jerther
    Huuhhhuhuh.... boobs............... :crazy:
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  • geoffs
    At the time the company named ... if you didn’t want to end up with a virus.
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    While Beyonce has remained firmly in second place, Biel has replaced Pitt for number one. Brad Pitt can now be found in 10th place behind Ashley Tisdale, Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie (tied for number eight), Miley Cyrus, Gisele Bundchen, Jessica Simpson, Tom Brady and Jennifer Anniston.
    So they're telling me these celebrities can give me a virus? Sounds defamatory or libelous to me. I don't think Jessica Megan, Jennifer, or Ashley would give me a virus. ;)
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