Internet security company McAfee has just rolled out its annual toxic superhero list, and Aquaman tops the list. The company claims that searching for the King of Atlantis opens up doors to the most amount of threats to virus and malware attacks. Also Read - COVID-19 themed cyber-attack surge by 114 percent in Q4 2020: McAfee
This is also probably the first time Batman fans aren’t complaining that Bruce Wayne ranked 10 in a list. The company basically conducted research on the comic universe’s top heroes in order to find which searches may be leading users inappropriate and dangerous websites. Also Read - Dhoni riskiest celebrity searched online: McAfee
Aquaman is followed by Marvel’s Iron Fist as the most dangerous to search for on the Internet. The list also has other superheroes like Wolverine, Wonder Woman, Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil and Catwoman. Superman, which showed up in last year’s list, did not make it to this year’s list. Also Read - Five things you should do to protect mobile data and privacy from any security threat
The company notes that the toxic superhero list gets affected based on the announcements made by various comic companies, and the superheroes that are more in the news tend to be more prone to malware activity. For example, DC Comics announced recently that Aquaman will receive his own movie in 2018, and will be featured in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie in March 2016, and this development was discussed heavily on the Internet.
The company recommends fan to be cautious and beware of malicious fake sites. For all hardcore comic fans who can’t keep the itch away and need to search for their favorite superheroes regularly, make sure you are very well secured and protected to browse the Internet free from any malware worries.