Actress Priyanka Chopra has been named as most dangerous celebrity online in a survey conducted by a cyber security system. Priyanka, who has been part of hit movies like Fashion and Barfi! has replaced Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone in this year's McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrity survey.
According to the survey, cyber criminals use celebrities to take advantage of fans seeking more information about the stars. Cyber criminals often lure unsuspecting supporters to sites laden with malware that can steal passwords and personal information.
In a country like India, fans are more prone to becoming a victim of cyber crime, says Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur, vice-president of Engineering-Consumer and Mobile, Business Group, McAfee India Centre.
"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 Krishnapur in a statement.
"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," he added.
Actors Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have occupied the second and third position in the list of most dangerous celebrities in India online respectively.
Click on the slide show to have a look at the top 10 dangerous celebrities online.
2. Shahrukh Khan
This superstar of Bollywood needs no introduction. SRK who is known as the Badshah of Bollywood and King Khan comes second in this top 10 list.
3. Salman Khan
Salman Khan, who is commonly referred to as Sallu Bhai has a tremendous fan following in India. He has set various trends in the country with movies like Dabangg, Ek Tha Tiger and Bodygaurd.
4. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor is one of the top actresses in the B-Town. She is usually called as Bebo by family and friends. Born to a star-studded family, this actress has done fabulous films like Jab We Met, Chameli and more.
5. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar, who has been in the industry for many years is known as the Khiladi of Biollywood because of his famous hit movie called Khiladi. He impresses audiences with his brilliant dialogue delivery on-screen.
6. Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan, who hails from a royal lineage is known for movies such as Dil Chahta Hai, Hum Tum, Go Goa Gone and Salaam Namaste.
7. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan, who is the megastar of Bollywood is commonly referred to as Big B. He has contributed largely to the Hindi film industry with movies like Sholay, Zanjeer and Kabhi Kushi kabhi Gham.
8. Farhan Akhtar
Bollywood celebrity Farhan Akhtar is more than just an actor. he is a film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and also a television host. This long list does show how talented he is.
9. Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone is an Indo-Canadian actress who made her Bollywood debut with the film titled Jism 2. She was a porn star before she turned into a mainstream actress.
10. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan is an actor who is known for his versatility and work ethic. In addition to this, this Greek God of Bollywood is known for a range of films like Koi.. Mil Gaya, Krrish, Lakshya and more.