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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