Half Million Private MySpace Photos Show Up in Massive BitTorrent Download

A 17-gigabyte file purporting to contain more than half a million images lifted from private MySpace profiles has shown up on BitTorrent, potentially making it the biggest privacy breach yet on the top social networking site.

The creator of the file says he compiled the photos earlier this month using the MySpace security hole that Wired News reported on last week. That hole, still unacknowledged by the News Corporation-owned site, allowed voyeurs to peek inside the photo galleries of some MySpace users who had set their profiles to “private,” despite MySpace’s assurances that such images could only be seen by people on a user’s friends’ list.

Pillaged MySpace Photos Show Up in Massive BitTorrent Download, By Kevin Poulsen

(via daringfireball)

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. from what country r those photos????

  2. Bad, My myspace is in private? who will gonna be a victim of those?

    and how do I know if my photos are stolen?

  3. I guess people shouldn’t have put these naughty pics of themselves online … ;)

    This is a big digital privacy problem though!