Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been named by Mc Afee as the most dangerous celebrity online. The actress has toppled Sunny Leone who was previously the most dangerous online celebrity.
Chopra, who is a woman of many talents, is now an established international singer besides being a thriving actress in films like Agneepath and Barfi!. There are Top 10 celebrities from the tinsel town including Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, who stand at No. 2 and 3rd position respectively, followed by Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Sunny Leone and Hrithik Roshan.
A survey conducted by Mc Afee confirmed that hackers often use images of celebrities and the audience’s curiosity to find out more about them, to their benefit. Mostly these are ways cyber criminals opt to direct audiences to a site filled with malware which can extract personal information and passwords.
“In India where celebrities are given the status of semi gods, cyber criminals often use their names to lure people to sites that actually host malicious software designed to compromise personal details and disrupt devices,” said Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur, vice-president of Engineering-Consumer and Mobile, Business Group, McAfee India Centre.
Krishnapur also added, “By including the names of popular celebrities in a website’s search tags, cyber criminals are able to direct more visitors to malicious sites where they may unwittingly sign up for spam or harmful spyware ending up with a malware ridden devices.”
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