The FBI's Favourite Things To Pirate

Everybody's got their grand plans to put an end to piracy. The FBI, they like to take down sites like MegaUpload. But that doesn't mean they don't torrent, themselves. TorrentFreak dug up a little list of what's been being pirated from FBI IPs.

With the help of BitTorrent monitoring company ScanEye, TorrentFreak was able to find instances of torrent piracy that utilised IPs registered to the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. And not just that they were downloading, but what they were downloading as well. Here's a sample:

As you can see from the smattering TorrentFreak published, TV and movies are the popular pick including the law-enforcement relevant Homeland and Dexter, along with some others and presumably some more that just weren't published. Of course, there's a chance that this is just some kind of research for an ongoing investigation or a crazy spoof-job of some sort, but there's also a slightly more likely solution: nobody's perfect. [TorrentFreak]


    Home and Away? Alf won't be happy.

    And not just that they were downloading, but what they were downloading as well

      Like to see if they are leachers or seeders.

      Last edited 11/02/13 3:58 pm

    "We download Homeland for ur umm, research purposes, Yeah, that's it research."

    Legally pirating stuff like a bawss

    I doubt this is accurate, just used the website to see what it had on me, apparently I'm downloading Game of Thrones and Woman in Black. Neither of which I watch or would download. My guess would be the IPs were used to download something when they were assigned to someone else and they were recently reassigned to the FBI.

      The FBI doesn't just skip around the IP allocations like an ordinary residential customer. They are not just a business (which ISPs often give persistent IP allocations to) but a government department, so no doubt if they want an IP range of their own, they get it.

        Heck even Australian schools all come from a set IP range.

      I must admit scan eye is scarily inaccurate though. Even after being connected for an extended period of time and torrenting many things it has never picked up anything.

    These things are wildly inaccurate, thats why they never come up in court. I've checked myself out a bunch of times and i never see anything on there that i might have downloaded.

    Um, Home and Away? Surely thats a mistake..

      More importantly, someone actually uploads that crap to the internet?

      It's huge in the UK, so I wouldn't be suprised if other random odd-balls dispersed around the globe watch it.

      This is probably how they train.

      Lecturer: (Pauses video). Alright class, who do you think stole the cash from the surf shop?

    Should be grabbing the HD versions Feds, get with the times.

    The FBI probably heard some reports of a rape dungeon.

    Nice "skull and crossbones" Image mind if I steal it, distribute it amongst my friends and give minimal credit to the creator.

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