London: Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz and Piers Morgan have topped the list of the most ‘dangerous’ celebrity stars that cyber criminals use to lure people to websites laden with malicious software.
According to the annual survey conducted by McAfee, the 38-year-old ‘Project Runway’ host has been named as the most dangerous cyberspace celebrity among all, inviting malware and viruses on computers while searching for her downloads and screensavers.
There is a nearly one in 10 chance of landing on a malicious website or sites infected with spyware, spam, phishing and other viruses while searching about the supermodel.
The 46-year-old CNN talk host, Piers Morgan landed the top spot as the most dangerous male celebrity in the survey, whereas Cameron Diaz came second this year after topping the list in 2010.
“While slightly safer than last year, searching for top celebrities continues to generate risky results,” the Daily Mail quoted said Paula Greve, director of Web security research at McAfee as saying.
“Consumers should be particularly aware of malicious content hiding in ‘tiny’ places likes shortened URLs that can spread virally in social networking sites, or through e-mails and text messages,” Greve stated.
The top 10 most dangerous stars were:
1. Heidi Klum
2. Cameron Diaz
3. Piers Morgan
4. Jessica Biel
5. Katherine Heigl
6. Mila Kunis
7. Anna Paquin
8. Adriana Lima
9. Scarlett Johansson
10. Emma Stone