Web security experts McAfee have named Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz as the “most dangerous” search term to plug into your browser.
The unlikely correlation transpires thanks to OK! reading criminals who keep abreast of the latest celebrity gossip in order to hijack their names as bait to lure people to virus infected websites.
Cottoning on to this tactic McAfee trawled the web punching in various celebrity monickers and discovered that the Diaz title carries a 10% risk of dumping the searcher on a dodgy site, higher than any other celebrity.
It is thought that Diaz’s popularity amongst the online criminal fraternity stems from her appearance in two recent blockbusters, “knight and Day” and “Shrek Forever After”.
Dave Marcus, a security researcher for the firm, said: “People love searching for their favourite celebrities but just don’t understand the dangers. We’re not saying don’t search for these celebrities, but there are some risks associated with it.”
McAfee’s headline grabbing study comes as the firm announced a $7.68bn cash takeover by Intel.