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When is a hack not a hack? With all the brouhaha over privacy lately, no doubt Facebook users would be disturbed to know that their details might have surfaced on an internet file sharing site.
According to British site Thinq, the directory was compiled by hacker Ron Bowes of Skull Security using a web crawler program. The 2.8GB torrent reportedly contains 171 million entries, relating to 100 million individual users. Facebook claims a total user base of 500 million.
The file contains user account names and a URL for each user’s profile page, which could contain details such as addresses, dates of birth or phone numbers.