The Most Dangerous Celebs to Search For

Amy Schumer tops the list, but Justin Bieber could get you in trouble
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2016 11:41 AM CDT
The Most Dangerous Celebs to Search For
Justin Bieber, center, performs on the Virgin Media Stage during the V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Britain, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.   (Ian West/PA via AP)

(Newser) – If Googling Justin Bieber seems like a bad idea, you're not wrong. A study by Intel Security finds that the Biebs is one of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online. The list also includes Miley Cyrus, Will Smith, and Rihanna—but the most dangerous is Amy Schumer. Users who search for her have a 16% chance of getting exposed to malware or websites with viruses, Sky News reports. How? It happens when people make fake websites or social media accounts purporting to be gossip sources and offering "free downloads" that often contain malware. File-sharing services like torrents are also risky; those searching for "Amy Schumer torrent" had a 33% chance of being connected to a malicious website and possibly having their personal details and credit card info hacked. (Here's some much nicer news about Schumer.)

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