New Delhi, Sept 20: One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally thing, but she may not be totally happy with her victory -she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.
Cybersecurity firm McAfee said on Tuesday that, among celebrities, searches for Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, were most likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. Searches for Lavigne have a 14.5% chance of landing on a web page with the potential for online threats, a number that increases to 22% if users type her name and search for free MP3s. Bruno Mars was second in his debut on the list, followed closely by Carly Rae Jepsen (see graphic for the top 10).
McAfee had a few suggestions for why Lavigne scored so high on the 11th annual list: Interest after the artiste said she's working on a new album, a feature story on her by E! Online, and an internet conspiracy that she has been replaced by an impostor. The survey is meant to highlight the danger of clicking on suspicious links. McAfee urges internet users to consider risks associated with searching for downloadable content.