Research from McAfee has discovered that Kim Kardashian is the most dangerous celebrity of 2018 to search for online. The firm measured how many malicious websites were associated with the names of celebrities.
Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools:
“This is further evidence that consumers need to exercise extreme caution when online. Kim Kardashian is an incredibly popular pop culture figure with a range of products available, making cybersquatting on her name a hacker’s dream. We have identified 29 active domains via our PhishEye technology with a risk score of over 70 associated with her name, meaning it is highly likely that malware or another form of malicious activity is or soon will be taking place on the domain. People hoping to visit her websites, and particularly people who are interested in buying her products, should make sure they check the legitimacy of the domain they are on in advance of entering any card details.”