A recent survey by cyber security company McAfee has placed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra as the most dangerous celebrity in cyberspace.

The actress-cum-singer beat last year's winner, adult star-turned-actress Sunny Leone, to top the list of those celebrities whose names are used by cybercriminals to steal personal information from unsuspecting internet users.

Her debut as an international singer put her as one of the most risky online searches. There are over 79 fake searches on her name. Shah Rukh Khan comes second with 75 fake websites to his name, followed by Salman Khan rounding off the top three spots.

The survey listed Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar in the fourth and fifth positions, respectively. The remaining five spots go to Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Sunny Leone and Hrithik Roshan.

Surprising, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - all three who are among the most searched celebrities online, are missing from the list.

Speaking of the survey, Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur, Vice-President of Engineering- Consumer and Mobile, Business Group, McAfee India Centre said, "In India where celebrities are given the status of demi gods, cybercriminals often use their names to lure people to sites that actually host malicious software designed to compromise personal details and disrupt devices. 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."

Coming to Hollywood, actress Lily Collins has been named the most dangerous celebrity online.  

Here is McAfee's list of Most Dangerous Bollywood celebrities of 2013:

Celebrity  Name           

Number of Infected Sites

Priyanka Chopra   


Shah Rukh Khan  


Salman Khan     


Kareena Kapoor        


Akshay Kumar   


Saif Ali Khan   


Amitabh Bachchan        


Farhan Akhtar      


Sunny Leone


Hrithik Roshan