Beware of Sunny Leone, she can harm your computer!
Porn star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has beaten the likes of Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor when it comes to being the most dangerous celebrity on the internet!
In a recent study by the cyber security provider McAfee, it was revealed that the people who search information about the Canadian-born actress have a maximum, 9.95 percent chance to click malicious links that might end up infecting their computers.
While Sunny Leone has bagged the top spot in list, she has pushed last year's 'winner' Katrina Kaif behind her, who earns the second spot at 8.25 percent. The third celebrity in this list is Kareena Kapoor with 6.67 percent.
According to a McAfee, "Cyber criminals continue to leverage top celebrities to lure people to Web sites with malicious software. This year too, we saw cyber crooks leveraging Bollywood stars whereby the maximum number of malicious software-laden sites pertained to Sunny Leone."
"Cyber criminals follow the latest trends, often using the names of popular celebrities to lure people to malicious sites designed to steal passwords and personal information," the company added.
The top 5 in this list includes actresses Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu who took the fourth and fifth positions with 6.5 percent and 5.58 percent respectively.
Interestingly, actor Salman Khan also features in this list at the eighth spot, being the only male celebrity in this list.
India's most famous cyber security expert, Ankit Fadia said, "Since Bollywood and cricket have a mass appeal; criminals use celebrity names to lure people, especially people from small towns who are crazy. The best safeguard against any such practice is to always have an antivirus installed in your computer and update it regularly. Plus, I advise people not to click on dodgy websites and avoid downloading anything they are not too sure of."
The cyber security company McAfee, collected the data from search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo!. The data was studied for a period of nearly two months before coming out with these results.