Potentially the biggest privacy breach at MySpace to date

Thursday, 24 January 2008, 8:33 AM EST

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 a MySpace security hole. 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.

At Wired.

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