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McAfee study rates Indian celebrities for their online search risk potential

October 3 2018: A McAfee study finds that Indian actress Ileana D'Cruz  has replaced comedian and actor, Kapil Sharma as the most sensational celebrity people  searched for online.
For the twelfth year in a row, McAfee researched famous individuals to reveal the riskiest celebrity to search for online. The research reveals which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites.
Cybercriminals attempt to use the allure of celebrity to trick unsuspecting consumers into visiting malicious websites that can be used to install malware or steal personal information and passwords. The study highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content.
Starting off her career in 2006 in Telugu cinema, Ileana D’Cruz made her Bollywood debut with Barfi! in 2012 alongside Ranbir Kapoor. She was recently seen in movies like Raid, Rustom and Main Tera Hero earning positive critical acclaim for her acting skills. Kings XI Punjab co-owner, Preity Zinta finished behind D’Cruz at No. 2, followed by actress Tabu  (No. 3), Heropanti actress Kriti Sanon (No. 4), actor Akshay Kumar (No. 5), Bajirao Mastani star, Deepika Padukone (No. 6), actor Rishi Kapoor (No. 7), actress Priyanka Chopra (No. 8), actress Parineeti Chopra (No. 9), and finally actor Govinda :

October 3 2018: A McAfee study finds that Indian actress Ileana D'Cruz  has replaced comedian and actor, Kapil Sharma as the most sensational celebrity people  searched for online. For the twelfth year in a row, McAfee researched famous individuals to reveal the riskiest celebrity to search for online. The research reveals which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites.

Cybercriminals attempt to use the allure of celebrity to trick unsuspecting consumers into visiting malicious websites that can be used to install malware or steal personal information and passwords. The study highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content.

Starting off her career in 2006 in Telugu cinema, Ileana D’Cruz made her Bollywood debut with Barfi! in 2012 alongside Ranbir Kapoor. She was recently seen in movies like Raid, Rustom and Main Tera Hero earning positive critical acclaim for her acting skills. Kings XI Punjab co-owner, Preity Zinta finished behind D’Cruz at No. 2, followed by actress Tabu  (No. 3), Heropanti actress Kriti Sanon (No. 4), actor Akshay Kumar (No. 5), Bajirao Mastani star, Deepika Padukone (No. 6), actor Rishi Kapoor (No. 7), actress Priyanka Chopra (No. 8), actress Parineeti Chopra (No. 9), and finally actor Govinda.
Says Venkat Krishnapur, Vice-President of Engineering and Managing Director, McAfee: “In today’s era, the entertainment industry and celebrities are bigger than ever before. Loyal fans feel the dire need to stay updated on industry news and gossip at all times. Ease of access through a range of connected devices has made it increasingly feasible for followers to avail instant news and information on their favorite stars. While fans religiously track their icons, online security is often compromised over speed and convenience. Cyber criminals leverage this opportunity to lure unsuspicious users by directing them to malicious links that could be used to infect devices or steal identities. As a precaution, consumers need to think before they click and avoid suspicious links that promise free content featuring favorite celebrities, movies, TV shows or pictures to protect themselves from cyber fraud.”

 

 “In today’s era, the entertainment industry and celebrities are bigger than ever before. Loyal fans feel the dire need to stay updated on industry news and gossip at all times. Ease of access through a range of connected devices has made it increasingly feasible for followers to avail instant news and information on their favorite stars. While fans religiously track their icons, online security is often compromised over speed and convenience. Cyber criminals leverage this opportunity to lure unsuspicious users by directing them to malicious links that could be used to infect devices or steal identities. As a precaution, consumers need to think before they click and avoid suspicious links that promise free content featuring favorite celebrities, movies, TV shows or pictures to protect themselves from cyber fraud.”

 




    


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