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The personal information of more than 250,000 would-be X-Factor contestants may have been exposed after hackers broke into systems maintained by producers of the US edition of the TV talent show. X Factor applicants' names, email addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers were swiped in the course of a hack attack against US TV …

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Paris Hilton

phishing attacks against X-Factor wannabeeee's

Sanity checks would be more appropriate for these victims.

Yet another reason why jail terms are required for data breaches. Nobody will take it seriously until they are looking forward to some hard time.

Paris. because she would stoop so low as to appear on an x-rated show

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wow!

now thats what I call a z list

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Coat

They'll get scammed by a bunch of heartless money-making opportunists...

...and even worse, they might be subjected to phishing attacks.

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That list is worth a fortune..

... to singing coaches, music teachers....

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Go

You missed...

...homes for the hard of thinking.

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"That list is worth a fortune to singing coaches"

Yeah, as "Do Not Resuscitate".

(I was gonna say "Do Not Call", but that's not quite what I mean, either.)

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