The Most Dangerous Celebrity Online Revealed
Source: by Ed Schipul – Under Creative Commons license
Actress Alexis Bledel has been shown bookish and sweet on her most famous shows “Gilmore Girls” and “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.” But now in real the actress herself is officially considered as dangerous.
Cyber security firm McAfee on Monday give Bledel a title the most dangerous celebrity on the internet in 2019. No other celebrity was more possibly to land users on websites that contain viruses or malware.
Trailing Bledel at No. 2 is talk show host James Corden, followed by "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner, actress Anna Kendrick, movie star Lupita Nyong'o, talk show star Jimmy Fallon, martial arts master Jackie Chan, the rappers Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and finally Marvel actress Tessa Thompson at No. 10.
The survey was conducted to highlight the danger of clicking on doubtful links. Bad actors will attach malware and malicious links to famous names in a hope that fans will search for videos on the internet and will fall victim. McAfee urges internet users to reflect risks associated with searching for plagiarized content and always apply updated security fixes.
Buyers may not be completely aware that the searches they conduct pose risk, nor may they understand the harmful effects that can occur when personal information is compromised in exchange for access to their favorite celebrities, movies, TV shows or music, “Gary Davis, Chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee said in an announcement.
Davis clarified that Bledel and Turner possibly landed on the list this year due to their particular roles in the famous shows “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu and “Game of Thrones” on HBO, both subscriber-based services.
The hosts of the famous talk show Corden and Fallon maybe landed on the list due to viral videos of their shows, although interest in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” possibly put Nyong’o so high.