BizAsia has learnt that, in a recent list, Priyanka Chopra has been named as the most dangerous celebrity online in India. Chopra has beaten last year’s ‘winner’ Sunny Leone to get top spot.
The study, carried our by McAfee (security software maker), saw Leone fall to ninth position. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan followed Chopra in the top three positions. The study is aimed at discovering which particular celebrities cyber criminals use the most. Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar also make the list in the top five.
Talking about the results and cyber crime,��Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur, from McAfee told Hindustan Times, “”In India where celebrities enjoy demigod status, cybercriminals often use their names to lure people to sites which host malicious software designed to compromise personal details and disrupt devices”.
Chopra topped the list because, when searched online, her name showed up a total of 79 malicious sites.