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Australian Government Employees Are Pirating Movies And Porn Via BitTorrent

Stealing office supplies is one thing, but using the office internet connection to download pirated movies, music and porn is something entirely different, especially if you’re a member of the Australian Public Service. Here are just a few people we caught downloading copyrighted material using State and Federal government connections. There’s everything from movies to porn on this list.

Before we start the laughs, here’s how we figured it out.

TorrentFreak recently used a service called Scan Eye to analyse which IP addresses were downloading various torrents, before matching various IP addresses to prominent government departments. TorrentFreak found that staffers in the US Department of Justice and several other government departments were downloading copyrighted material illegally.

We’ve just jumped onto Scan Eye’s free version, but already there are some interesting results coming out of both Federal and State government departments. Scan Eye redacts search results if you’re not a paying customer, but you can guess who’s at work here.

Here are a few of our favourites:

She’s Out of My League (2010) [1080p] — Axxxxxxxxx Department of Dxxxxxx (203.6.XXX.XXX): Someone at the Defence Department loves them some Hayden Panettiere.
The Expendables 2 [2012]-TS-HQ-XViD-FXM — Axxxxxxxxx Department of Dxxxxxx (203.6.XXX.XXX): That’s a sound base for any defence policy.
The.Walking.Dead.S03E01.Seed.HDTV.x264-LOL[ettv] — Department of Pxxxxxxxxxxxx Sxxxxxxx (164.75.XXX.XXX): When the zombies come, I’m shacking up with the Department of Parliamentary Services…
RealBlackAnal – Marie Luv Axxxxxxxxx Department of Dxxxxxx (203.6.XXX.XXX): Once you go black…
Home.and.Away.S25E18.Episode.5620.HDTV.XviD-FQM Nxxxxxxx Txxxxxxxx Government (150.191.XXX.XXX): That’s just sad, Northern Territory goverment…
90210.S05E07.99.Problems.HDTV.XviD-LOL[ettv] — Dxxxxxxxxx ox Immigration axx Cxxxxxxxxxx (164.97.XXX.XXX): 99 problems and a torrent is one, DIAC…

For what it’s worth, we couldn’t find any records matching the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, any of the Consulates, Centrelink, the office of the Attorney General or ASIO.

Either way, the offenders need a bit of a refresher. You wouldn’t download a car after all.

…or even…

Give Scan Eye a go for yourself if you’re interested, and read the full report from TorrentFreak about who else is behaving badly online. []

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