Free Entertainment: Malware & Viruses

In the age of streaming platforms, there is less need to dig into the depths of the internet in search of your favorite movies, series, songs or books to download. This does not mean that Internet users have given up these practices for good, and still risk infecting their computers with malware. It turns out that those who especially love Robert De Niro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet and Margot Robbie are most at risk. The latest research shows that these stars are the most dangerous on the web.

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To prevent Internet users from falling into the trap of free entertainment, the final price of which may be too high, the VPN service company Surfshark conducted a study and compiled a rating of the most dangerous stars on the web. The list includes actors, actresses and stars of the music scene, as well as films, series, books, games and songs – the download that carries the highest risk of infection with computer viruses. The experts not only used favorite star names or titles of popular products, but search terms also included terms like MP3, torrent, download or Streaming to further define the potential threat.

The most dangerous nickname is Robert De Niro. If next time someone thinks of updating their movie, even those that can not be found in the catalogs of streaming platforms, be careful.

De Niro is the most common lure for cybercriminals. Surfshark analyzes show that more than 54 percent. Search results associated with this phrase may contain malware. The second most dangerous actor turned out to be Jake Gyllenhaal (53.6%), and the third – Anthony Hopkins (52.6%). Tom Hanks closed the top five in the ranking (51.6%) and William Neeson (51%). The top ten also includes names like Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr., Ian McKellen and Bradley Cooper.

As for the actresses, the name Kate Winslet carries a lot of risks. Among the guards of the actresses, the star of the series “Mary of East Town” took first place. In the overall ranking, it ranked fourth. 52.6 percent of URLs that appear when searching for their name may contain malware. It can also be dangerous to enter the names Margot Robbie (52%) or Rachel McAdams (51%) into a search engine. The women’s rating also includes Sandra Bullock, Emily Blunt, Emilia Clarke, Keira Knightley, Faye Dunaway, Emma Stone and Elizabeth Olsen.

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Not only Hollywood

Not only movie stars can put Internet users hungry for free entertainment at risk from hackers. Music lovers should also be on guard. Especially if they are interested in the following artists: Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, Eminem, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Chris Stapleton, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, Twenty One Pilots.

Interestingly, the cinematographic images with the greatest risk include the children’s cartoon “Finding Dory”, as well as the films “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Hobbit: An Extraordinary Journey”. According to experts, young viewers are especially negligent when it comes to choosing suggested pages and links, and that’s what hackers prey on. The films “The Dark Knight”, “Toy Story 3”, “Zootopia”, “Gru, Dru and the Minions”, “The Lion King”, “Transformers 3” and “Don’t Time to Die” are also major films. the threat.

Surfshark specialists also recommend being wary of titles from popular series. Hackers love productions such as: “Breaking Bad”, “Sex Education”, “Emily in Paris”, “Firefry Lane”, the animated series “Attack of the Titans”, “The Walking Dead”, “Bridgertonowie” , and “The Umbrella Academy”, “Your Honor” and “Dexter: New Blood”.

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