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Looking for free episodes of Netflix's Delhi Crime, Amazon Prime’s Panchayat may expose you to hackers online — here are the top 10 most targeted web series

Looking for free episodes of Netflix's Delhi Crime, Amazon Prime’s Panchayat may expose you to hackers online — here are the top 10 most targeted web series
  • Cybersecurity firm McAfee has flagged the top ten riskiest web series and movies.
  • The riskiest movie to search online for free is Amazon Prime’s Mardaani 2.
  • Whereas Netflix’s Delhi Crime is the riskiest web series to search online.
  • The hackers entice users to visit potentially malicious websites, designed to install malware or steal passwords and personal information.
Searching for free episodes of Netflix’s Delhi Crime or Amazon Prime Video’s Panchayat— might end up infecting your computer with viruses. The more popular a show is, the higher the risk of hackers knowing you’re on the hunt for free episodes and are likely to browse an unprotected website, putting your information and your device in the line of fire to avoid paying the fees to subscribe.


"The lockdown induced surge in online entertainment traffic has brewed the perfect storm for cybercriminals. They are following and targeting consumers' obsession with accessing content - particularly for free," said Venkat Krishnapur, vice-president of engineering and managing director, McAfee India.


The hackers entice users to visit potentially malicious websites, designed to install malware or steal passwords and personal information. McAfee suggested refraining from using illegal streaming sites. “Many illegal streaming sites are riddled with malware disguised as pirated video files. Do your device a favour and stream the show from a reputable source," advised the researchers.


It’s not just TV shows but movies too. The top ten movies with the highest web risk include Mardaani 2, Zootopia, Jawaani Jaaneman, Chapaak, Love Aaj Kal, Inception, Bahubali, Rajnigandha, Gully Boy and Bala.


Here’s a full list of the top 10 riskiest list of television web series in India —

Delhi Crime

Delhi Crime
Netflix
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Panchayat

Panchayat
Amazon Prime Videos
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Akoori

Akoori
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Fauda

Fauda
Fauda
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Ghoul

Ghoul
Netflix
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Mindhunter

Mindhunter
Netflix
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Narcos

Narcos
Netflix
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Devlok

Devlok
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Lost

Lost
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