Ileana D’Cruz tops McAfee’s Most Sensational Celebrity™ list 2018

Actress Ileana D’Cruz replaced comedian and actor, Kapil Sharma as the most sensational celebrity to search for online. For the twelfth year in a row, McAfee researched famous individuals to reveal the riskiest celebrity to search for online. The research reveals which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites.

Starting off her career in 2006 in Telugu cinema, Ileana D’Cruz made her Bollywood debut with Barfi! in 2012 alongside Ranbir Kapoor. She was recently seen in movies like Raid, Rustom and Main Tera Hero earning positive critical acclaim for her acting skills. Kings XI Punjab co-owner, Preity Zinta finished behind D’Cruz at No. 2, followed by actress Tabu  (No. 3), Heropanti actress Kriti Sanon (No. 4), actor Akshay Kumar (No. 5), Bajirao Mastani star, Deepika Padukone (No. 6), actor Rishi Kapoor (No. 7), actress Priyanka Chopra (No. 8), actress Parineeti Chopra (No. 9), and finally actor Govinda round out the top 10.

It’s no secret that cybercriminals attempt to use the allure of celebrity to trick unsuspecting consumers into visiting malicious websites that can be used to install malware or steal personal information and passwords. The study, conducted by McAfee, highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content.

“In today’s era, the entertainment industry and celebrities are bigger than ever before. Loyal fans feel the dire need to stay updated on industry news and gossip at all times. Ease of access through a range of connected devices has made it increasingly feasible for followers to avail instant news and information on their favorite stars. While fans religiously track their icons, online security is often compromised over speed and convenience. Cyber criminals leverage this opportunity to lure unsuspicious users by directing them to malicious links that could be used to infect devices or steal identities. As a precaution, consumers need to think before they click and avoid suspicious links that promise free content featuring favorite celebrities, movies, TV shows or pictures to protect themselves from cyber fraud.” said Venkat Krishnapur, Vice-President of Engineering and Managing Director, McAfee

The top 10 celebrities from this year’s study are:




Ileana D’Cruz


Preity Zinta




Kriti Sanon


Akshay Kumar


Deepika Padukone


Rishi Kapoor


Priyanka Chopra


Parineeti Chopra



How to Search Safely

  • Be careful what you click. Users looking for latest movies of Ileana D’Cruz should be cautious and only download directly from a reliable source. The safest thing to do is to wait for the official release instead of visiting a third-party website that could contain malware.

  • Apply system and application updates as soon as they are available. Very often the operating system and application updates include security fixes. Applying updates is an important step to help ensure devices stay protected.

  • Browse with security protection. McAfee Total Protection is a comprehensive security solution that can help keep devices protected against malware, phishing attacks, and other threats. It includes McAfee WebAdvisor which can help protect against going to malicious websites.

  • Use parental control software. Kids are fans of celebrities too, so ensure that limits are set on the child’s device and use software that can help minimize exposure to potentially malicious or inappropriate websites.

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