100 Million Facebook Profile Pages Leaked to Torrent Site

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A 2.8GB torrent is floating around out there containing data from 100 million Facebook profiles. But don't freak out: all the data was already available publicly.

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Yes, hacker Ron Bowes from Skull Security created a crawler that pulled everything from Facebook's open access directory, essentially giving him all data that people had set to allow anyone to see.

Feel free to go download it, but if you're looking for juice on a particular person, you could just as easily get it by searching Facebook for them. You'll get the same info. [Skull Security via Engadget]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

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