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InfoSec's Most Toxic Superhero: Aquaman?!

July 17, 2015 Leave a comment dridrive

AquamanDC Comics’ most famous underwater superhero, Aquaman, doesn’t get a lot of respect for his ability to talk to fish. But it’s his surprising connection to phishing that has him topping the list of “Most Toxic Superheroes” for information security!

Intel Security looked at data from top search engines to determine which superheroes were more likely to lead users to sites where they were at risk of being targeted by malware. Aquaman — likely due to a recent profile boost that came with the announcement of a 2018 movie — tops the list, with a 20% risk of landing on a site that tested positive for threats!

The top 10:

  1. Aquaman
  2. Iron Fist
  3. Wolverine
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. Dr. Strange
  6. Daredevil
  7. Incredible Hulk/Iron Man (tie)
  8. Catwoman
  9. Green Lantern
  10. Batman

For a superhero who already has a reputation for being less-than-useful, this has to be a bit of an ego blow. But that’s OK, Aquaman, you just have to shake it off.