The information was spread among hackers, some of whom hit on the idea of hacking into the Facebook accounts of exposed users.
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Either way, once Facebook accounts were pwned the denizens of 4chan wasted no time posting unflattering or inflammatory remarks or images before waiting for victims' friends to pile in.
In some instances pranksters commented while posing as the actual account owner.