2017 McAfee Sensational Celebrity : Actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh has replaced comedian Binnu Dhillon as the most sensational Punjabi celebrity to search for online in 2017. For the 11thyear in a row, McAfee researched famous individuals to reveal the riskiest celebrity to search for online. The research reveals which Pollywood icons generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites.A prominent actor and singer in both Punjabi cinema and Bollywood, Diljit Dosanjh has topped the McAfee Most Sensational Celebrities list 2017. Jassi Gill comes in the second place followed closely by BabbuMaan (No. 3), Gippy Grewal (No. 4), Jimmy Shergill (No. 5),YoYo Honey Singh (No. 6), HimanshiKhurana (No. 7), Amrinder Gill (No. 8) and Binnu Dhillon (No. 9) and Mandy Takhar (No.10).Cybercriminals continue to use the fascination of consumers with celebrity culture to drive unsuspecting users to potentially malicious websites that can be used to install malware, steal personal information and even passwords. The study, conducted by McAfee and now in its 11th year, highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content.“With today’s digital explosion, the gap between celebrities and their fans has diminished. There’s a looming interest among Indians to know more about their favorite icons, for which there’s a deluge of fresh and readily consumable content made available.” said VenkatKrishnapur, Head of R&D Operations, McAfee. “Cybercriminals areleveragingthis interest and preying on consumer vulnerabilities when they compromise on security in favor of convenience. In today’s fast evolvingcybersecurity environment, this haste for consumption can be used for malicious intent. Thinking before clicking is as imperative as adopting the right security solutions to stay safe online.”Searching for “Diljit Dosanjh” Results in a 9.31Percent Chance of Landing on a Malicious Website. The study highlights the various ways hackers can take advantage of consumer interest around several facets ofPollywood cinema news and induce unsuspecting followers to visit sites full of malware that can steal key information.The top 10celebrities from this year’s study with the highest risk percentage are: Position Celebrity Percentage 1. Diljit Dosanjh – 9.31% 2. Jassi Gill – 9.17% 3. Babbu Maan – 9.03% 4. Gippy Grewal – 8.61% 5. Jimmy Shergill – 8.47% 6. YoYo Honey Singh – 8.19% 7. Himanshi Khurana – 7.78% 8. Amrinder Gill – 7.64% 9. Binnu Dhillon – 7.22% 10. Mandy Takhar – 7.22% are McAfee Sensational Celebrity of Pollywood.
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