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According to a survey, Cheryl Cole and all the download links or internet-related pictures and music about her are the hub for cyber criminals to attack your computers. Internet authorities warn internet users to use Cheryl’s name with caution online.
McAfee has been doing this survey for the past 8 years. They seek to find out which celebrity name is used to lure internet users to accidentally open virus coded links and malicious websites.
Once any person opens an encoded link that is titled “video” or “picture”, the virus attacks their system and all their information is hacked by cyber criminals. The recent nude photo scandal is deliberated to be the result of such cyber-crime.
This year McAfee research deemed Cheryl Cole as the ‘most dangerous’ star online after their survey. Besides her mean hook at a bar in Surrey, this ‘dangerous’ title has nothing to do with Cheryl’s fighting skills.
It is actually the sick-minded hackers who are using Cheryl’s name to plant all kinds of high risk content such as spyware, viruses, spam, phishing, a-ware and other malware.
Fifteen percent is the digit that makes Cheryl the most dangerous sought-out celebrity on the internet. “Cheryl Cole downloads” and “Cheryl Cole mp4s” were the riskiest links to open according to McAfee.
Daniel Radcliffe is the celebrity following Cheryl on the list, followed by Jessie J on third. The One Direction boys have also made the list, Harry Styles being the most dangerous of the boys at number eight. Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora are also on the list but Cheryl came on top. X Factor has certainly given Cheryl her claim to fame.
The list of top 10 most dangerous UK celebrities is given below:
- Cheryl Cole
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Jessie J
- David Beckham
- Alesha Dixon
- Ellie Goulding
- Pixie Lott
- Harry Styles
- Lily Allen
- Rita Ora
Cheryl became Cheryl Fernandez-Versini after recently marrying her French boyfriend. Hopefully her new name would be less dangerous to browse online.