The most sensational celebrity on the Indian cyberspace is the 30-year-old actress, Ileana D'Cruz. According to the McAfee Most Sensational Celebrity survey 2018, D'Cruz has bagged the title of the 'most sensational celebrity' in the Indian cyberspace. She has replaced comedian and actor, Kapil Sharma, to top the list.
However, the term 'sensational' does not correspond to amazing or unusual. In the survey carried out by McAfee, the term indicated the level of risks linked to an online search of a celebrity's name. Criminals and hackers in the cyber world are aware of the power of loyal fan following of a celebrity. They misuse this to send various malware and phishing attacks. When a user searches about a celebrity online, the search results may contain unsafe links leading to malware websites.
Ileana's name has been most misused by the hackers to lead the user into the dirty world of hacks, scams and malware. The next in the list is the actress, Priyanka Chopra. She is followed by Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta, Tabu, Kriti Sanon, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, and Govinda in the list. Previously the most sensational celebrity in 2017 was Kapil Sharma and Sonakshi Sinha in 2016.
Consequently, McAfee also came out with a list of World's Most Dangerous Celebrities. Ruby Rose topped the list, followed by Kristin Cavallari, Marion Cotillard and original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. The names listed were most likely to land a user on websites carrying viruses.
While blindly following the celebrities, online security is often compromised. The fans, using the names of famous celebrities, are often trapped in the vicious web of malware. The malicious websites infect the user information on the devices and can even be used to steal identities.
McAfee is an American company that provides anti viruses for computers. It is the world's largest security dedicated technology company. The computer security software company was purchased by Intel in 2011. McAfee aims to secure the internet so that users can connect with the world with confidence. Other companies providing antivirus softwares include Kaspersky and Symantec.
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