Actress tops list of ‘most dangerous’ celebrities online
Amy Schumer is the ‘most dangerous’ celebrity on the internet – and not just because of her no-holdsbarred personality.
Intel Security has announced that the actress and comedian knocked electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren off of the top of its 10th annual list of the most dangerous celebrities online.
A search for the Trainwreck star carries a more than 16 per cent chance of connecting with a site that carries viruses or malware. And a search for ‘Amy Schumer Torrent’ results in a 33 per cent chance of connect- ing to a malicious website. Schumer was followed on Intel’s list by Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. “Consumers remain fascinated with celebrity culture and go online to find the latest pop culture news,” said Gary Davis of Intel Security. “With this craving for real-time information, many search and click without considering potential security risks. Cybercriminals know this and take advantage of this behaviour by attempting to lead them to unsafe sites loaded with malware. “As a result, consumers need to understand what precautions to take to enable safe online experiences.”
Schumer wasn't the only funny person to make the cut. Other comedians included Chris Hardwick (No. 7), Daniel Tosh (No. 8), Nikki Glaser (No. 15), Kevin Hart (No. 25), Mindy Kaling (No. 30) and Kristen Wiig (No. 52).