Download: Personal details of 100 million Facebook users

The personal details of 100 million users of social networking website Facebook are now available for download after they were leaked online.

Ron Bowles, an online security consultant, used a code to scan Facebook profiles, collected data not hidden by users’ privacy settings, and compiled a list, which is now available as a downloadable file, containing the URL of every “searchable” Facebook user’s profile, their name and unique ID, the BBC reported Thursday.

Bowes made the 2.8-gigabyte list available to the public over the BitTorrent network.

The list has already been downloaded by over 1,000 people on Pirate Bay, the world’s biggest file-sharing website.

One user, going by the name of “lusifer69”, said the list was “awesome and a little terrifying”, reports MSN.

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