Hot Alia Bhatt selfie tops infected sites: McAfee

Hot Alia Bhatt tops the Indian cyberspace as the search term “Hot Alia selfie” has infected the maximum number of websites.

This means that selfie, a trend among high-end phone users, can bring harm to your personal computers and smartphones.

Apart from Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan, Sonakshi Sinha, in the stated order have the most infected sites with the search term selfie.

Alia Bhatt is also topping the McAfee’s Most Sensational Celebrity survey released today. McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest celebrity across the web and unveil the 2014 rendition of its Most Sensational Celebrity research.

Alia trumps Priyanka Chopra, who topped the list in 2013.

Alia Bhatt

The top 10 celebrities McAfee list

Alia Bhatt had the nation going crazy either with her movies, jokes and memes. She ranks 1st on the India’s Most Sensational Celebrity list with 81 infected search results.

Aamir Khan, whose upcoming movie PK’s poster went viral and elicited a roaring response on social media. He has 78 malicious sites to his name.

Bollywood’s most popular actress on Twitter, Priyanka Chopra, the international star with her music career and her awe-striking performance in Mary Kom, ranks 3rd in the list with 69 infected sites.

Shahrukh Khan, who has made a splash with his Happy New Year promos and Salman Khan, who is enjoying the success of his blockbuster movie Kick are in 4th position. They both share 64 malware infected search results to their name.

Katrina Kaif who sizzles in her movie Bang Bang with her moves stands at 5th position. With 63 malicious websites, her leaked photos with Ranbir Kapoor still make the rounds of the internet.

Starring in last year’s romantic superhit film Aashiqui 2, Shradha Kapoor has been in the news for her chemistry with Haider co-star Shahid Kapoor. She ranks 6th on the list, with 62 infected search results.

At 7th position with 61 infected sites is Ranveer Singh, who is always grabbing eyeballs for his product endorsements, alleged affair with Deepika Padukone and his famous handlebar moustache.

Happy New Year actress Deepika Padukone, who has made headlines of her twitter outburst, ranks 8th with 60 malicious sites.

Hrithik Roshan ranks 9th as the most sensational celebrity online with 59 infected search results.

Ranking 10th is Sonakshi Sinha, who has shot a pop song Desi Kalakaar with rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh. The Dabangg girl has 58 malware-ridden websites to her name.

Actresses outnumber actors in being potentially risky targets online

Alia Bhatt (No. 1), Priyanka Chopra (No. 3), Katrina Kaif (No. 5), Shradha Kapoor (No. 6), Deepika Padukone (No. 8) and Sonakshi Sinha (No. 10) list in the top 10 Most Sensational Celebrity list.

This year, searching for a celebrity name coupled with search terms like wallpaper, videos, free download, hot pictures, selfie and internet memes have resulted in instances of malware-laden sites, said McAfee.

Venkat Krishnapur, vice president of Engineering- Consumer, Business Group, McAfee India Centre, McAfee, Part of Intel Security said: “By including the names of popular celebrities in a website’s search tags, consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist which can severely infect their computers, devices and steal personal data.”

Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Sunny Leone have dropped out of this year’s list (in 2013 they ranked No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8,  and No. 9 respectively).

Vishal Kawadkar
editor@gizmolead.com

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