McAfee Found as Chris Gayle is the ‘Most Dangerous’ Cricketer
As per the results of MacAfee's study named as 'India's Most dangerous Cricketer' Christopher Henry 'Chris Gayle takes the first place, by scoring an unbeaten 175 runs from 66 balls in the just concluded IPL(Indian Premier League) season 6, published infotechlead.com dated May 27, 2013.
'Risk quotient' of the players in Indian cyberspace was the deciding factor used by McAfee to decide the season's top players.
Commenting on cyber crooks penchant to use popular celebs names, McAfee India Centre VP of Engineering (CMSB) Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur said, "Cyber crooks constantly leverage known celeb names and skillfully time their hits to coincide with renowned happenings so as to entice Internauts to websites with malware or malicious software, as published by infotechlead.com on May 27, 2013.
Cyber thugs are leveraging popular players' names for their wicked profits in the context of such cricketing leagues.
During known events, fans who follow cricket crazily are inclined to look for videos, photos, stories based on their loved cricketers lives, online scores and much more. And, in that frenzy fans are attracted to click malicious URLs that place them into trouble, MacAfee said.
Fans surfing search engines by employing strings like name of cricketer along with the words like free downloads, wallpapers, hot images, and videos are at danger of opening malicious sites, it further added.
Interestingly, Gayle was led by Australia's fast bowler Brett Lee. Also, called 'The Smiling Assassin', 31 maligned search results led to Lee.
S Sreesanth, the Indian fast-pace baller, also in the news lately for spot-fixing allegations, ranked 3rd and raked a total of 30 tainted search results.
Yuvraj Singh, the well-known Indian cricketer who also won his battle against cancer, stood 4th with 29 infected search results, while David Miller with 38-ball century in IPL 2013 stood 6th with 28 maligned results.
Other cricketers with high risk scores are Dale Steyn, Kevin Pietersen, Kieron Polland, Mitchell Johnson, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar, as per the study.
"Free downloads are radically the most malware prone search terms. Anyone looking for files or videos to download must be cautious as not to let loose virus on their systems," claims Krishnapur, reported cricketcountry.com dated May 27, 2013.
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