Whenever anything dramatic goes on with celebrities and such, it's tempting to search around the web-o-sphere for the complete and newest details. And, as we've seen before with Twilight, malware distributors are keen on hooking their poisonous software with popular trends, like attempting to pirate a film in the Saga or - most recently - the relationship woes of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
As reported by Fox News, the research of anti-virus company called Barracuda revealed that up to a quarter of online content related to Stewart contains malware attachments.
An expert reported to Fox, "Spammers and malware creators are always looking for some current trends to lure people using search engines. Both 'Twilight' and 'Snow White' are popular targets ... These techniques run the gamut from keyword stuffing targeted back links with terms such as 'Kristen Stewart Was Taped.' Regardless of the technique used, the end effect is to push the malicious site up to the first or second page of the search engine." Said another expert, "'Twilight' is a big deal, the franchise being one of the hottest things in the market, and the scandal associated with it..."
Apart from not searching on the subject, net users are encouraged to "keeping a scripting disabled browser available to supplement your normal browser, [and] make sure the browser is up to date as well and that its add-ons are up to date."