One of the more common ways that purveyors of malware are able to trick unsuspecting users into downloading malicious software is to prey upon the public’s insatiable appetite for celebrity news, photos and gossip.
As a result, some celebrity-oriented search queries tend to be associated with a greater likelihood of downloading malware than others. As Intel notes, malicious actors are quick to put up websites “loaded with malware that can steal passwords and personal information,” especially in the days preceding new movie and music releases and in the days following a major celebrity breakup a’la the recent divorce news involving Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
In the wake of the internet’s biggest day since the September 11th attacks, purveyors of spam and malware have been having a field day with copious morbid web searches driving traffic to their sites. Searches surrounding the circums...
Intel is out with its annual list of the celeb searches most likely to put you at risk of computer viruses or malware
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Enterprising cybercriminals often attach celebrity names to malware. Read on to find out which online searches could compromise your device.