Most Dangerous Celebrities on the Internet: Alexis Bledel, James Corden, Sophie Turner
Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on the classic sitcom “Gilmore Girls” and “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” But the actress is officially dangerous on the internet.
Bledel crowned the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet in 2019 by Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Monday. Another celebrity was more expected to land users on the Internet that malware or carry viruses.
As Bledel carries the number one position, at No. 2 is a talk show host James Corden, followed by Sophie Turner “Game of Thrones” star, actress Anna Kendrick, Lupita Nyong’o movie star, talk show Jimmy Fallon, martial arts master and movie star Jackie Chan, the rappers Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, and finally Tessa Thompson at No. 10, a Marvel actress.
The survey is meant to focus the danger of suspicious links, the criminals will attach malicious and malware links to famous names, hoping fans will fall, victim while searching on the internet. McAfee persuades internet users to not consider searching for pirated content and always applies updated security fixes because of the risks associated with it.
Gary Davis, McAfee chief consumer security evangelist, stated that ” searching on the internet can pose a risk that consumers may not be fully aware, nor they get the detrimental effects that can happen when personal information is compromised in the trade-off to access their favorite star, movies, music, TV shows.
Bledel and Turner likely landed on the list this year because of their respective characters in the popular shows “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu and “Game of Thrones” on HBO, both subscriber-based services.
Corden and Fallon, talk show hosts likely to land on the list because of viral videos from their respective shows, Nyong’o came from the fame of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”. The summer tour of Lil Wayne’s with Blink-182 may have prompted the search for illegal downloads among fans.
Finding Chan’s name on the list might be surprising since he has kept it low profile lately, however, Davis explained that these rumors circulated this year about he might return to the big screen in “The Karate Kid 2” and “Rush Hour 4.” His team denied the gossip, but cybercriminals hopped in, hoping to “target fans that were overcome by nostalgia and who are less cautious about their private security.”
Bledel takes the spot on top from Ruby Rose, who was leading last year’s list because of interest in her playing Batwoman. This year’s list also indicates interest in reality stars may have waned. Kristen Cavallari and Kourtney Kardashian, who both found themselves in last year’s top 10 list, dropped to No. 214 and No. 222, respectively.