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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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

3 Comments

  1. Newman

    FB security is going to the dogs. Whatever they do now will be akin to doing ‘too little – too late’, now!

  2. Tangmeister

    …an interesting trend these days, security people demonstrating the importance of handling your online information responsibly, by handing out free samples.

  3. bonbonboi

    Why do not Facebook and other social web sites make the contact information as something unsearchable by bots and scripts ? i dont care if about profile name or other Bio Info, just care about the contact info which it can be used to spam me..

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