Amala Paul on top

Amala Paul on top

Amala Paul has replaced Dhanush as Intel Security’s ‘Most Sensational Celebrity’ to search for across Tamil cinema in 2015. Intel Security, a press note said, researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest personalities on the web in the 2015 edition of the Most Sensational Celebrities (MSC) study.

“Amongst the surprise moves this year were Dhanush’s, fall in the listings; from occupying the pole position in 2014 to not being featured in the top five list of sensational celebrities in 2015,” it said.

Arya has occupied second position and Suriya occupies the third position for MSC 2015. The fourth and fifth positions have been occupied by Vijay and Amy Jackson, respectively.

Cybercriminals keep a lookout for ways to take advantage of consumer interest around popular culture events including award shows, TV show premieres, film music launches, celebrity breakups, and more. Intel Security research found this year that almost 10.92 per cent of all links generated while evaluating the top five Kollywood celebrity names (coupled with search terms ‘Torrent’, ‘HD Download’, and ‘Free MP4’) led to malware ridden or suspicious sites.

Commenting on the study findings, Venkat Krishnapur, head of Intel Security Group- India Engineering Centre said, “Cybercriminals capitalise on consumer interest around popular culture by luring unsuspecting consumers to risky sites to steal sensitive personal data. At Intel Security, our endeavor is to educate and empower consumers to stay safe online. For the ninth consecutive year, the initiative highlights the problem of risky websites.”

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