Hacker leaks personal data of 100 million FB users

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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London, Jul 29: Are you a member of Facebook? Then anybody can download your personal details including phone numbers and email addresses from internet.

The personal details of 100 million users of Facebook was leaked and they are available in internet for downloading.

On Thursday, Jul 29 BBC reported that the internet hacker Ron Bowes from Skull Security, has created a 2.8GB torrent file which contains the Facebook account details of roughly 100 million users.

Ron Bowes created a crawler to troll Facebook's open access directory, where all the information is kept. He used a code to scan Facebook profiles and collected data not hidden by users' privacy settings. Later he compiled list and uploaded to internet as a torrent file which can be downloaded.

However Facebook has reported that the information was already public.

"People who use Facebook own their information and have the right to share only what they want, with whom they want, and when they want," said the website in a statement.

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