Emma Watson draws moviegoers to the theater. And, unfortunately, her draw is being used by cyber thieves as bait for unsuspecting internet users.
The internet security firm McAfee said that the Harry Potter actress is the “most dangerous” celebrity to search for online, according to the UK’s Telegraph.
McAfee reports, when searching for the 22-year-old Watson there is a one-in-eight chance of landing on a malicious site.
Cyber criminals often use the names of popular celebrities to appeal to users, inviting readers to sites that are actually encrypted with bugger software.
The crooked con artists are suspect of setting up sites that revolve around popular trends in order to steal passwords and personal information.
Have you ever fallen victim to a fraudulent website?