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