Hmmm… Facebook security strikes again.

image1225917632.jpgA friend of mine came across this article and was nice enough to share it with me.

It seems that about 100 million Facebook profiles were scraped off Facebook and compiled into a single bit torrent download. This particular set of information seems to be of strong interest to major corporations… Just because yours might not be in the partial list below doesn’t mean that your employer is not trying to get access to this information as well.

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

To put this into perspective, Facebook just celebrated the social networking service just passed 500 million users. So, 1 profile in every 5 is part of this download corporations are clamoring
to get their hands on…

Now the big question: What do they want it for?

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