Amy Schumer, American stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer is now the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, after knocking electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren off of the list, according to Intel Security.
McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrities list is a study published by Intel Security, where a broad list of well-known figures including actors, comedians, musicians, TV hosts, athletes and more are researched.
The research uncovers which celebrities generate the most dangerous search results that could expose fans to viruses and malware while searching for the latest information on today’s pop culture icons.
A Search for ‘Amy Schumer Torrent’ Results in a 33 Percent Chance of Connecting to a Malicious Website
Amy Schumer topping the list highlights the trend of more people looking to “cut the cord” and move away from cable TV. Consumers are now, more than ever, streaming videos, TV shows and movies online. As file sharing and torrent use continues to grow in popularity, it’s no surprise that TV and movies are a target for cybercriminals seeking to create malicious files.
The top 10 celebrities from this year’s study with the highest risk percentages include:
Amy Schumer is considered to be one of the most popular female comedians who is also known for her work as a writer, actress and producer. Now Schumer can add “first female comedian to take the No.1 spot on the McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study” to her list of achievements. Justin Bieber came in hot on her heels at No. 2, followed by “Today” and “The Voice” host Carson Daly (No. 3). Schumer is also accompanied by comedian peers in the top 10 with Chris Hardwick (No. 7) and Daniel Tosh (No. 8). Former rapper turned Hollywood A-lister Will Smith is joined by chart-topping musicians such as Rihanna (No. 5), Miley Cyrus (No. 6), Selena Gomez (No. 9) and Kesha (No. 10), rounding out the top 10 list.