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Myspace Private Profile Picture Leak

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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Comments

  1. legoman666 said on January 25, 2008 at 4:05 pm
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    Yea, posting about it here is a sure fire way to protect the privacy of the people who had their pictures stolen. Way to have journalism responsibility.

  2. Martin said on January 25, 2008 at 4:10 pm
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    yeah lets close our eyes and pretend it did not happen, that’s better.

  3. legoman666 said on January 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm
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    Your very act of posting about it here is only hurting those who had their images stolen. There are some things that are better left in the dark, and this is one of them.

  4. Anon said on January 25, 2008 at 4:56 pm
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    Yeah man. Totally irresponsible. Not talking about bad things on the Internet is the best way to make sure nobody ever finds out. This information isn’t anywhere else on the Internet.

    http://www.wired.com/politics/security/news/2008/01/myspace_torrent
    http://digg.com/security/Torrent_of_Snagged_Myspace_photos

  5. darkkosmos said on January 25, 2008 at 6:09 pm
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    I predict that aloa lot teen’s are going to cry because naked pics on the internet

  6. get2knowjb said on January 25, 2008 at 6:16 pm
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    I was wondering how i could get mine mass distributed off of there, thank goodness. Sorry, the web is virtually public domain. If there are teen nudie pics in there well maybe they learned something.

    Anything you put on the web is at your own risk and should be done with the knowledge that the information could potentially be seen by public no matter how secure something is presumed to be.

  7. notasdumbaslegoman said on January 25, 2008 at 9:51 pm
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    legoman get your head checked, you have any clue how many people visit the pirate bay?
    alternativly do you also know that other sites are covering this too? in the dark indeed, crawl back into your cardboard box and close the door.

  8. JB said on January 25, 2008 at 10:06 pm
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    Its almost like Christmas again, nicely packaged zip files. I hope iClause brings something good!

  9. 400lb dwarf said on January 25, 2008 at 10:51 pm
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    I’m a 400 lb hairy dwarf. I hope my MySpace naked pics get circulated. Might get me in with the ladies.

  10. JB said on January 25, 2008 at 11:13 pm
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    I will admit… while the pictures would be fun to see, the real fun is going to happen as they circulate more and people start associating them with popular figures, stars, or people they know.

  11. Tech said on January 26, 2008 at 2:49 pm
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    Yeah cause loads of famous people have naked pictures of themselves on myspace.

    I agree on the fun to be had when people find their neighbour’s fetish pics though.

  12. JB said on January 26, 2008 at 4:31 pm
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    Yeah I was thinking more along the lines of ex disney stars like Vanessa Hudgen, or “miss” whatever state topless pics show up from myspace hack taken by boyfriend.

    Hmm wonder if someone will move on to the good stuff and get into AFF’s private photos.

  13. your a jerk said on January 31, 2008 at 5:59 am
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    First of all. You are not supposed to upload adult pictures on myspace. Secondly if you are dumb enough to think anything on the internet is private you are a MORON, a complete MORON

  14. WORD? said on February 21, 2008 at 12:29 pm
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    umm… no real point in arguing over nothing. the pictures are of dogs, mickey mouse, and other lame shit.

  15. losers said on July 3, 2008 at 7:36 pm
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    thx to your news letter i was able to find the pictures again and made 1000’s over mirros on rapidshare.

    go myspace whores!(and i do mean it you damn sluts that upload slutty pics on myspace you damn sluts)

  16. her. said on July 8, 2008 at 9:26 am
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    honestly even if they are private and or blocked, if its that juicy your friends will show other friends. it will obv. circulate.

  17. Sassy said on August 30, 2008 at 4:30 pm
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    Myspace had the same vulnerability a couple of weeks ago.

  18. Fatima Leghari said on May 3, 2009 at 7:35 am
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    This is very stupid of myspace top let peoples pictures leak out. My mother Mina Leghari will sue you people and i know the President too and this site will be sued if any more leakages are reported about me and my friends…………..

  19. Carl said on May 24, 2009 at 2:52 am
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    Why the fuck would you upload pictures to myspace and set them to private?

    Is there some secret pleasure that’s better to look at your pictures on myspace instead of just looking at them on your camera?

  20. Mikkie Mowce said on October 4, 2009 at 4:47 am
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    eeek! my nudie pix are on the webz now?

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