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:
AT&T – Possible Macrovision
Baker & McKenzie
Church of Scientology
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Ernst & Young
HBO & Company
Levi Strauss & Co.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co
O’Melveny & Myers
Procter and Gamble
Road Runner RRWE
Time Warner Telecom
Turner Broadcasting system
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.
Here is the Torrent Link.