The information, reported by Cyber security company McAfee, suggests that Rose is the 12th celebrity to earn the notorious title, taking up Avril Lavigne's crown earned in 2017. Is it just us, or are these kind of obscure celebrities to be Googling in the first place? At least we’ll be a little safer from accidentally downloading nasty viruses with more mainstream searches.
“In our hyper-connected world, it's important for consumers to think before they click to be sure that they are landing on safe digital content and protecting themselves from cybersecurity threats that may be used to infect their devices or steal their identity,” said Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee in a statement.
Females dominated the most dangerous celebrities for internet users, with Kristin Cavallari, Marion Cotillard, Lynda Carter and Rose Byrne rounding out the Top 5.
"Whether you're looking up what Ruby did on the latest Orange is the New Black episode, or what Kristin Cavallari wore at the latest awards show, make sure you're searching the Internet safely," said McAfee spokesman Gary Davis in a statement.
The timing isn’t sensational for Rose and her fans, who will be no doubt have been doing some serious Ruby-related Googling of late. It’s been a blockbuster year for the Aussie export, with a starring role in the Statham-led flick The Meg, and news that she has been cast as the next Batwoman.