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The information exposed can be particularly devastating to people living in small towns, where they are more easily identified.
For instance, the security consultant Robb reported that one person whose information was hacked was a 62-year-old Hispanic male from New Jersey, who worked in advertising and has a preference for the "subporno" forum.
That, combined with his username and other account details, gave Robb enough information to Google him, find his real name, and find his social media pages.
Asked why he was doing this, Auernheimer said: "I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame." Millions of others remain unnamed for now, but anyone can open the files -- which remain freely available online.
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