Tennis player Andy Murray may have finally found victory on court at Wimbledon by winning gold in the London 2012 Olympics, but he has also topped a list of the most dangerous UK sport celebrities to search for on the web, according to internet security company McAfee.
Cybercriminals often use the names of famous people to lure people to sites that are actually full of malicious software designed to compromise personal details and disrupt devices.
Fans searching for “Andy Murray videos”, “Andy Murray downloads” or “Andy Murray screensavers” are at risk of running into online threats designed to steal personal information.
Clicking on these risky sites and downloading files like photos, videos or screensavers exposes consumers to the risk of downloading viruses and malware.
McAfee research found that searching for the latest Andy Murray content yields more likelihood of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware than searching for any other UK sport celebrity.
Football star Ryan Giggs is ranked as the second most dangerous UK sport celebrity in cyber space, followed by gymnast Louis Smith, platform diver Tom Daley and road racing cyclist Mark Cavendish.