Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet and 'Frost Nixon' are among the most malicious searched terms as the Oscars approach

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Searching for this year's Oscar nominees can lead to malicious sites, according to McAfee, with Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet and Frost Nixon the most dangerous.

Searching for this year's Oscar nominees can lead to malicious sites, according to McAfee, with Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet and Frost Nixon the most dangerous.

The company claimed that cybercriminals are using Oscar nominees, and their images, to lure internet surfers to ‘fake' websites that look legitimate.

 

A search for Kate Winslet gives a 20 per cent chance of visiting a risky site and possibly having their PCs threatened by spyware, spam, phishing, adware, viruses and other malware, according to McAfee.

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