Myspace we got a problem, a huge one that is. You might have heard about the vulnerability that allowed anyone to view pictures that have been set to private at Myspace ? You might have also heard that the vulnerability got fixed pretty fast by Myspace. Unfortunately though not fast enough because someone was able to run an automated script that leeched the pictures of more than 44000 private profiles before the security hole was fixed.
And those pictures, with a zipped size of more than 17 Gigabyte, made their way to a very famous torrent site, named The Pirate Bay. It has been uploaded on January 20th to the website and is currently having six seeders and more than a thousand leecher who download the package.
The story has not been posted on big news sites yet but it will surely pick up speed once more blogs report about this. This once again confirms my position of not posting pictures and other personal information on the Internet.
Update: MySpace is currently preparing to launch an updated version of the social networking site. The site operators hope that it is enough to make the once-popular service popular again. You may remember that Facebook's rise meant the downfall of MySpace. This even went so far that the site was sold by News Corporation for a fraction of the price it was bought by the company.
It is not clear yet if MySpace will make a comeback when the new layout and design gets unveiled or if that is just one last try that will fail again so that there is nothing left to do but to close down the site for good.
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