Sep 20, 2017Industry insights,
Craig David leads to cybercrime
OK so when you think of Craig David, cybersecurity doesn’t automatically spring to mind. However, BBC Newsbeat are currently raising the awareness of risky internet searches and especially the most risky popular internet searches on celebrities. These searches can often send users to sites that compromise their security, steals their data by installing malware or spies on them through the use of spyware.
In addition to Craig, searches such as ‘Emeli Sandé’ and ‘Liam Payne’ are also considered the most dangerous.
They are using celebrities in this way to highlight the dangers associated with clicking on suspicious links, especially when users are looking for new music, such as the latest track or released album.
This particular study showed that whilst searching for the celebrity alone wouldn’t necessarily produce harmful results, if you include the phrase ‘Free mp3’ to the search field, the results showed that more than one in 10 contained harmful links that would lead directly to malicious content.
They are urging users to think carefully before clicking on a link, and even more carefully if it looks at all sinister.