Re: Lets look at this
1 : 9gb , quite large but only really equates to a couple of HD movies. At the time of writing there are currently 6134 seeds and 5221 leeches. So it's already proving to be popular. Most teenagers are also well versed in torrenting.
The torrent contains about a dozen files which have gz, 7z + .asc extensions.. The files are named coherently for example CreditCardTransactions.7z..
It took me around 5mins to get 700mb of that file. ( having selected 4 of the files within to test the download speeds...its about as fast as my line can take)
2 : Anyone that has 7zip, PeaZip etc on their machine will be able to open the files.
3 : Agreed that without DB experience .dump will pose an initial problem. Although the number of people using MYSQL is large and it's relatively easy to import the dumps.. Google would allow most "technically minded people to find the details of how to load a dump quite quickly.
4 : That's not going to worry the spammers/hackers/script kiddies. From the 35 Million names, even a small percentage, let's say 10% would be fine.
I would agree that the average user won't be able to use these files but it doesn't take very much for them to be useable by someone with a modicum of knowledge.
What will pose a problem is having the capacity to load a DB with several GBs of data...
The dumps are just plain ascii dumps, there is no encryption and even Windows 10 Wordpad is able to open a 2Gb dump file... ( notepad++ failed,,, ggggggrrrrr)
By the way the torrent holds quite a few other files which are not DB related, floor layouts, Paypal account details etc....
I wouldn't like to be one of those that actually used this site in the hope of scoring a quick fling... I can only presume that they are currently biting their nails....