Been wondering what’s with all the recent fuss about 24-year-old actress Lily Collins? Well, beyond the fact that the movie series she starred in just got put on hold indefinitely, Lily is also the most dangerous cyber celebrity of 2013.
And that means what exactly? For the seventh year in a row, Internet security firm McAfee handed out the title of “most dangerous” to the star who leads to the highest chance of an internet user encountering an online threat “such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses, and other malware.”
This time around the lucky lady is Lily, who got her big break as Snow White in the 2012 film Mirror, Mirror. McAfee reports searching for pictures and downloads of her online can lead to “a 14.5 percent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive” for such virtual threats. That’s gotta kill her search rank.
Lily dethroned Emma Watson from the top of The McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities; the Harry Potter star was bumped completely off this year’s top ten list, with Avril Lavigne and Sandra Bullock taking the number two and three spots. Ladies actually dominated the list in general with only one male, Jon Hamm of Mad Men, making the cut at number eight.
McAfee explains that searching a popular celebrity name “coupled with the search terms ‘free app download’ and ‘nude pictures’” is a quick way to potentially run into “malware-laden sites.” Think of it like biting into a poison apple without the Prince Charming part.