Luke Bryan Among Most Dangerous Celebrities to Search on the Internet
Most people don't associate Luke Bryan with danger, but according to a recent study, the country music hitmaker is the second most dangerous celebrity -- at least when it comes to internet searches and computer viruses.
According to Intel Security, Bryan falls directly behind EDM DJ and artist Armin van Buuren on the list of stars who expose Internet searchers to possible viruses and malware.
“With today’s busy culture and a desire for real-time information, consumers often click on sites that will quickly provide them with news and entertainment, without considering safety and security implications,” says Stacey Conner, online safety expert at Intel Security. “Cybercriminals leverage this need for immediacy by encouraging people to visit unsafe sites that can steal private data.”
The level of risk associated with Bryan's name is greater than that of other celebrities because criminals use incentives, such as offering downloads of free music, to lure in victims.
“Celebrity names combined with the terms ‘free MP4,' ‘HD downloads’ or ‘torrent’ are some of the most searched terms on the web,” Conner adds. “When consumers search for music that is not made available through legitimate channels, they put both their digital lives and devices at risk.”
Bryan's latest album, Kill the Lights, was released in August. The second single from the record, "Strip It Down," has become his 11th consecutive No. 1 hit.
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