McAfee India’s Most Dangerous Celebrity 2020 List out, Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list

New Delhi: McAfee conducted the Most Dangerous Celebrity 2020 study, in which sports player Cristiano Ronaldo takes the top spot on the India edition of McAfee’s 2020 Most Dangerous Celebrities list. The survey was conducted by researching famous individuals to reveal which celebrities generate the most “dangerous” results – meaning those whose search results bring potentially malicious content to expose fans’ personal information. Ronaldo is said to be most dangerous due to his ever increasing popularity in the world as well India.

Ronaldo is a popular face especially for his game in football followed by his lifestyle, brand endorsements, yearly earnings, and large social media following, with fans devotedly tracking his every movement. Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus from Real Madrid, this year for a reported £105M created quite a buzz. It has grabbed a lot of attention from worldwide fans. The second on list comes the veteran actress Tabu followed by leading Bollywood actresses, Taapsee Pannu. The number 4 is taken by Anushka Sharma and 5 by Sonakshi Sinha. Indian singer Armaan Malik takes hold of 6th position.  Actor Sara Ali Khan on No. 7. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are Indian actress Kangana Ranaut (No. 8), followed by popular TV soap actress Divyanka Tripathi (No. 9) and lastly, the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan (No. 10).

The survey becomes more crucial and relevant at times of COVID-19 as people stuck inside have increased the use of the internet for content consumption and looking for free entertainment (movies, TV shows, and music) to avoid any extra costs. Many consumers don’t realize that simple internet searches of their favorite celebrities could potentially lead to malicious content, as cybercriminals often leverage these popular searches to entice fans to click on dangerous links. This year’s study emphasizes that consumers are increasingly searching for content, especially as they look for new forms of entertainment to stream amidst a global pandemic.

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