Search for "Jessica Biel wallpaper" and you just may end up downloading "Jessica Biel malware." According to McAfee, Jessica is now the most dangerous celebrity search on the internet.
When asked why he robbed banks, the dapper Willie Sutton once replied, "Because that's where the money is." Ask a cybercrook why they're picking on Jessica Biel and the answer may be, "Because that's where the traffic is."
Eager to load viruses, trojans, etc. on as many computers as possible, hackers watch pop culture trends to decide where to lay their traps. Searching for gossip on an A-list star may land you on a fan page that is a clever front for malicious software.
If, like most, your company allows employees to use business computers to surf the web, it's in your best interest to raise the awareness of online threats. You can start by distributing this list of the Riskiest Celebrities on the Web and restricting the types of files that may be downloaded.
In addition, you may want to test a service such as AVG LinkScanner, which scans websites for malware in real-time.
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