We tend to think of corporations as monolithic, singular entities. But they’re not. They’re just companies, normal companies run by normal people — people that really, really loved downloading stuff from MegaUpload while on the clock.
According to network data assembled by security vendor Palo Alto Networks, MegaUpload usage accounted for a full 25-percent of the corporate network traffic it monitored. PAS’s security software monitored the gateways of 1,636 businesses worldwide — most of which employed more than 2,500 people — and recorded traffic numbers over a week’s span.
PAS reports that while MegaUpload was only found on 57-percent of corporate networks — compared to DropBox’s 76-percent — it moved 20,405GB of data to Dropbox’s 17,573GB. FileSonic, which also appeared on 57-percent of networks pull through a paltry 4,058GB. [ArsTechnica]