100 Million Facebook Profile Page available in a Torrent, Major Companies get it Downloaded

We recently heard that 100 million Facebook profile pages have been leaked to torrent sites. At the beginning most of the normal users did not find it much interesting, but later major corporations started showing a lot of interest in this valuable data. Hacker, Ron Bowes from Skull Security is the one who compiled this data worth 2.8GB through Facebook’s open access directory.

Using Peer Block, you can grab the IPs of other users who are also downloading this torrent and it also identifies which company or organization it belongs to. However, there is no need to panic as it is just the data which was already out and nothing confidential has been leaked.

The story gets more interesting when all of a sudden many giants decided to download this torrent. Although, this is a very sensible move from all the companies as getting data on 100 million Facebook profiles for free is definitely great for the marketing team or a business as whole.

Here is a list of all the companies who got the Torrent:

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

The list above is really huge, expect some crazy marketing coming your way on Facebook. At the moment there has been no official comment from Facebook about this leak, but stay in touch and we will keep you updated.

Source: Gizmodo

Here is the Torrent Link.

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