Former India skipper MS Dhoni garners huge attention not only in his country but also outside it. It does not matter where Team India play, one can always see Dhoni fans in the stands.
However, the same popularity has also put MSD on the top of an unwanted list. Dhoni has topped the 2019 McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity list. Other eminent celebrities that feature in the list include cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actress Sunny Leone and Badminton ace PV Sindhu.
In its thirteenth edition, McAfee’s research identified popular celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites and viruses. The study ended with Dhoni leaving all others behind. Dhoni’s popularity has created a big opportunity for cybercriminals to lure unsuspecting consumers to malicious websites.
“The significant ease of internet access, through a host of connected devices has made it increasingly viable for users to avail content from all over the world. As subscription-based content platforms continue to grow in India, netizens often look for free and pirated content such as major sports events, movies, TV shows, and images of their favourite superstars. Unfortunately, they may not be fully aware of the risks that malicious websites providing such content can pose in exchange for this access,” Venkat Krishnapur, Vice-President of Engineering and Managing Director, McAfee India, was quoted as saying by Live Mint.
McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity List 2019
- MS Dhoni
- Sachin Tendulkar
- Gautam Gulati
- Sunny Leone
- Radhika Apte
- Shraddha Kapoor
- Harmanpreet Kaur
- PV Sindhu
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old Dhoni, who has not played for India since the end of the World Cup was seen in the stadium in Ranchi on day four of the third and final Test between India and South Africa. Virat Kohli & Co. went on to win the game by an innings and 202 runs. After the game, Dhoni met his teammates and support staff in the dressing room.