Actress Priyanka Chopra, who made her international TV debut with American thriller series "Quantico", has replaced Alia Bhatt to top the list of "most sensational celebrity" as cyber crooks are using her name to lure netizens to malicious websites, security software company Intel Security has announced.

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra. Pic/Santa Banta

In its ninth edition this year, Intel Security Most Sensational Celebrity survey has found Priyanka topping the charts in Indian cyberspace, followed by Shraddha Kapoor, Kapil Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kangana Ranaut.

The software company researched popular culture's most famous people to reveal the riskiest celebrity across the web and this year, Priyanka came at the top, read a statement.

"Cyber criminals 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. The research found this year that almost 11.47 percent of all links generated while evaluating the top ten celebrity names led to malware ridden or suspicious sites," the statement said.

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".

Among other celebrities whose names were added to the list of top 10 includes Hrithik Roshan at sixth position, Deepika Padukone, Emraan Hashmi and Sunny Leone having a tie at seventh position, Alia at eighth position and Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan at ninth and tenth position respectively.