100 Million Facebook Profiles Hit the Torrents

Earlier this week, roughly 100 million Facebook accounts were bundled together in a 2.8GB package and put on the torrents for anyone to download. Mind you, the information contained in the package was just a result of a programmed spider crawling on open Facebook profiles mining anything that was public information.

Clint, a Gizmodo reader, used Peer Block to checked out who else was downloading the torrent file and matched the IP addresses to corporations. Turns out that businesses (or at least those who are working for those business and using BitTorrent at work) are quite interested in the information of 100 million Facebook users.

The list includes:

A.C. Nielsen
Agilent Technologies
Apple
AT&T - Possible Macrovision
Baker & McKenzie
BBC
Bertelsmann Media
Boeing
Church of Scientology
Cisco Systems
Cox Enterprises
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Deutsche Telekom
Disney
Duracell
Ernst & Young
Fujitsu
Goldman Sachs
Halliburton
HBO & Company
Hilton Hospitality
Hitachi
HP
IBM
Intel
Intuit
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lockheed-Martin Corp
Lucasfilm
Lucent
Lucent Technologies
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co
Mcafee
MetLife
Mitsubishi
Motorola
Northrop Grumman
Novell
Nvidia
O'Melveny & Myers
Oracle Corp
Pepsi Cola
Procter and Gamble
Random House
Raytheon
Road Runner RRWE
Seagate
Sega
Siemens AG
SONY CORPORATION
Sprint
Sun Microsystems
Symantec
The Hague
Time Warner Telecom
Turner Broadcasting system
Ubisoft Entertainment
Unisys
United Nations
Univision
USPS
Viacom
Vodafone
Wells Fargo
Xerox PARC

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  • Anonymous
    Now the only thing on the news for the next 2 weeks will be fools moaning to reporters about Facebook privacy and how they were too dumb to change privacy settings.
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  • jdog2pt0
    Glad my privacy is cranked up then.
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  • jsc
    Another reason that I am not on Facebook.
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  • Anonymous
    Now the only thing on the news for the next 2 weeks will be fools moaning to reporters about Facebook privacy and how they were too dumb to change privacy settings.
    23
  • dylansaliba
    The big eye, always watching.....WATCHING!!!!!!
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  • beans4you
    creepers
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