A recent survey by McAfee has revealed the names of most-searched Indian celebrities in Indian cyberspace. Last year, Priyanka Chopra claimed the top position as the 'Most Sensational Celebrity'.
Interestingly, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Sunny Leone who stood at 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th positions respectively last year, have all dropped out of this year's list.
As cybercriminals exploit the consumers' need to be updated on celebrity news, McAfee's survey highlights the pitfalls of the trend. These criminals capitalise on public's fascination to lure them to sites loaded with malware, which in turn allows them to steal passwords and personal information.
Check out the list of most-searched celebrities of 2014 in descending order below.
The Top-10 celebrities from this year's study with the highest percentage of risk in Indian cyberspace are:
10 Sonakshi SInha
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.
9 Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan's lover boy looks and well chiselled body makes him a mass favourite. With his popularity steadily increasing in cyber space for his movie - Bang Bang dare challenge videos, he ranks 9th as the most sensational celebrity online with 59 infected search results.
8 Deepika Padukone
This year's much awaited movie' 'Happy New Year' actress, Deepika Padukone, who has made headlines of her twitter outburst, ranks 8th with 60 malicious sites.
7 Ranveer Singh
At 7th position with 61 infected sites is Ranveer Singh, the master of antics, who is always grabbing eyeballs for his product endorsements, gossips with Deepika Padukone and his famous handlebar moustache.
6 Shradha Kapoor
Starring in last year's romantic super hit 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.
5 Katrina Kaif
Named the most desirable woman, 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.
4 Shahrukh Khan
Sharing the 4th spot are the King Khans of Bollywood: 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'. They both share 64 malware infected search results to their name.
3 Priyanka Chopra
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.
2 Aamir Khan
Debuting the list at 2nd position this year, Aamir Khan, whose upcoming movie PK's poster went viral and elicited a roaring response to social media. Known to be a perfectionist, he has 78 malicious sites to his name.
1 Alia Bhatt
From 'Student of the year' to 'Genius of the year', Alia Bhatt has 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.