AceShowbiz - Alexis Bledel may be the least dangerous person in real life, but not so much in cyber world. McAfee has released its annual list of the most dangerous celebrities on the internet and the actress has surprisingly landed on top of the list for the year of 2019.
According to the cybersecurity firm, no other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses and malware when their name was searched online. The 38-year-old star, best known for her role as Rory Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls" and as Lena Kaligaris in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" film series, lands on the list this year due to her role on Hulu's drama series "The Handmaid's Tale", according to Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee.
Bledel being named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet of 2019 is surprising, but often times those who were deemed carrying the highest risks were the least suspected ones. For example, Avril Lavigne earned the infamous title in 2017 and Ruby Rose landed on top of the list in 2018.
Trailing behind Bledel at No. 2 is James Corden, who is currently hosting CBS' "The Late Late Show". Sophie Turner places third, likely due to her role on HBO's "Game of Thrones" which ended with its eighth season last May, followed by Anna Kendrick at No. 4 and Lupita Nyong'o at No. 5. Other names in the top 10 of the list are Jimmy Fallon, Jackie Chan, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Tessa Thompson.
The list also indicates that reality TV stars are not that popular this year. Kim Kardashian is the highest ranked reality star at No. 99 followed by "The Hills: New Beginnings" cast member Audrina Patridge at No. 108. Kristin Cavallari and Kourtney Kardashian, who were in last year's top 10 list, dropped to number 214 and 222, respectively.
Davis warns users of the danger of clicking these malicious websites. "Consumers may not be fully aware that the searches they conduct pose risk, nor may they understand the detrimental effects that can occur when personal information is compromised in exchange for access to their favorite celebrities, movies, TV shows or music," he explains in a statement.
Davis adds, "Criminals use deceptive websites to dupe unsuspecting consumers into accessing malicious files or content. It is essential that consumers learn to protect their digital lives from lurking cybercriminals by thinking twice before they click on suspicious links or download content."
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