Aquaman named most toxic superhero to search for online
Aquaman may be a member of the Justice League, but don’t let his ability to control animals fool you — he’s also the superhero who poses the biggest online threat, according to a press release from Intel Security. The website released its third annual list of “Most Toxic Superheroes,” which showed Aquaman topping the charts with Iron Fist and Wolverine training behind.
Since its inception in 2013, Intel Security has cultivated the list by using McAfee Site Advisor, which surveys a website’s risk level thanks to searches relating to superheros from popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo!. The website than provides information on whether the page is okay to view, based on its level of risk — and lets consumers know which searches can lead to viruses or dangerous content.
Many of the superheroes that are listed in the top 10 are also part of hotly anticipated upcoming features, such as Iron First (who will debut in the future through Marvel’s Netflix series) and Doctor Strange, who will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch when he arrives in theaters in November 2016. And while Superman claimed the top spot last year, he’s nowhere to be found — despite the fact that he, too, has a movie coming out next year.
Check out this year’s top 10 list below:
Intel Security’s Top 10 Most Toxic Superheroes*:
1. Aquaman 20.00%
2. Iron Fist 19.69%
3. Wolverine 19.58.%
4. Wonder Woman 19.38%
5. Doctor Strange 19.17%
6. Daredevil 18.96%
7. Tie: The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 18.85%
8. Catwoman 18.65%
9. Green Lantern 18.44%
10. Batman 18.33%
*% indicates chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses or other malware.