Sonakshi Sinha topped the list of most sensational celebrities
Sonakshi Sinha is the most ‘Sensational Celebrity’ of Indian cyberspace Sonakshi Sinha has recently topped the list of “Most Sensational Celebrities” of the year 2016 as cyber crooks use her name to further lure netizens to malicious websites, a report said.
According to McAfee Most Sensational Celebrities 2016, a search for ‘Sonakshi Sinha + Torrent’ results in an around 21 per cent chance of further connecting to a malicious website. Searches for the actress overall had a risk percentage of 11.11 per cent.
The global study, which is published by the Intel Security, explores how the hackers use pop culture icons like the Bollywood celebrities to generate a risky search results, exposing fans to viruses and malware. The report found that Gen-Y stars which includes Sonakshi Sinha, Tiger Shroff, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and also Alia Bhatt comprised 50 per cent of the top 10 list for 2016
Who all made it to the list?
Priyanka Chopra, who was the most sensational celebrity for 2015, is down to No 7 spot this year with 7.56 per cent risk percentage. “This year’s list saw major changes as younger (Gen-Y) movie celebrities are making their presence felt in the top 10 list,” the report said.
Farhan Akhtar has ranked second in the list (racing from No 11 in 2015) with 9.56 per cent risk percentage, followed by Kareena Kapoor at No 3 (from No 10 last year) (8.67 per cent) and Tiger Shroff and Arjun Kapoor were at No 4 jointly and 8.44 per cent risk.
Shraddha Kapoor has ranked at the fifth spot, down from No 2 in the year 2015. With the increasing penetration of broadband, consumer rely on the internet to further find more information like award and TV shows as well as movie premieres, album releases, celebrity breakups and more, leaving them vulnerable.
Venkat Krishnapur, head of the R&D operations for Intel Security’s India Development Centre, said cybercriminals are further increasingly targeting consumers who access information on-the-go, without considering the potential security risks online around celebrity interest.