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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Tue 13th Oct 2015



What you use the internet for behind closed doors is your own business, but if that includes web searches for Kelly Brook, proceed with caution.

Intel Security has named the model as its most dangerous cyber celebrity of 2015, an honour she probably could have lived without.

This essentially means that cybercriminals are frequently using the promise of Brook content to lure users into malware and virus traps.

She topped the poll ahead of Jordan (aka Katie Price), X Factor judges Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, and Victoria Beckham.

Last year's chart topper Cheryl Fernandez-Versini scraped into the Top 20 at number 18, suggesting that her new marital surname has made her a safer Google search topic.

Only of the four X Factor judges was missing from the top 20, and that was Simon Cowell - read into that what you will.

"The desire for consumers to have access to the latest celebrity gossip can often make them vulnerable to cybercrime," said Nick Viney, VP consumer, mobile and small business, Intel Security.

"Most consumers are unaware of the potential risks they are exposing themselves to by clicking on sites that provide them with the latest news and entertainment.

"But cybercriminals are quick to exploit this desire for breaking celebrity news, leading consumers to sites that download harmful malware onto devices and steal their private data."

Source: digitalspy.co.uk

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