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One million Facebook users' names and email addresses: $5
Bogomil Shopov in the Czech Republic found these for sale..
Leosghost

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Msg#: 4514490 posted 3:33 am on Nov 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Bogomil Shopov, an internet marketeer and blogger in the Czech Republic found an ad selling profile data of facebook members..$5.00 per million names and email addys..
Shopov said he approached the social network about the problem. He said Facebook asked him to forward and then delete the data, which came in the form on a compressed spreadsheet.


However, the Czech blogger said he objected to requests he says were made by the Facebook representatives to keep his conversations with with them about the matter a secret.


Although internet services marketing site gigbucks.com has removed the offending ad, it can still be viewed via Google cache
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:g6XmZOQin4gJ:gigbucks.com/Social-Marketing/26055/instantly-give-you-an-email-list-of-11-million-valid-Facebook-users-with-name-last&hl=en&gl=us&prmd=imvns&strip=1

"Likes" are also still for sale via various places..


In other Facebook-related security news, Imperva warned that it had uncovered a bustling trade in social network fraud on an online black market it monitors. The 250,000-member hacker forum plays host to a thriving black market for buying and selling illegitimate social network "Likes", followers, and endorsements, with particular attention given to the origin of these Likes and followers.


Story .."el Reg" [theregister.co.uk...]

 

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Msg#: 4514490 posted 4:51 am on Nov 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

He said Facebook asked him to forward and then delete the data, which came in the form on a compressed spreadsheet.

Does Facebook believe that the vendor sent our blogger their only copy of the data-- the negatives, as it were-- so if he deletes his copy, the data will cease to exist?

The 250,000-member hacker forum

Next week, all other newspapers will report that the Register had a substantial sum riding on bets that they could push the phrase "hacker forum" into the top ten Google searches.

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