Priyanka most dangerous celebrity online: Survey
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 Don, Agneepath and Barfi! has replaced Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone in this year's McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrity survey, said a statement.
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, VP 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.