Kim Kardashian is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online

But what does it all mean?

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But what does it all mean?

Kim Kardashian has just been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in 2018, but it’s not entirely as it sounds.

The cybersecurity firm behind the list, McAfee, isn’t suggesting that Kim herself is dangerous, it is instead suggesting that her name is associated with the most malicious websites.

The annual list measures how many search results featuring a celebrity’s name contain links to dangerous websites.

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And booting off Craig David who came first last year, is Kim Kardashian.

And she’s not alone, joined by everyone from Love Island host Caroline Flack and megastar Adele to actress Rose Byrne and singer Britney Spears.

Here are the most dangerous celebrities to search for online…

1. Kim Kardashian

2. Naomi Campbell

3. Kourtney Kardashian

4. Adele

5. Caroline Flack

6. Rose Byrne

7. Kem Cetinay

8. Britney Spears

9. Emma Roberts

10. Ferne McCann


‘There's endless opportunities to pick and choose which entertainment options we prefer to enjoy from a variety of connected devices,’ explained McAfee's chief scientist Raj Samani.

‘With Kim Kardashian's influence and business ventures, people will go to extreme lengths to be a little more like Kim.’

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.