File Sharing is tracked over the BitTorrent protocol when seen on company infrastructure and records the sharing of such files. There are other methods of sharing files, including popular methods using the Cloud and software products that include their own file sharing features.
How File Sharing is Detected
Information is collected from Bitsight data sources about the most popular files that are shared using BitTorrent, and then investigated for matches between the IP addresses of companies and the IP addresses collected from these sources.
When a match is detected -- file sharing activity is observed to be coming from a company's infrastructure using real data -- the activity is recorded as an event and placed into a category based on the torrent classification: books, music, movies, TV shows, and applications.
Not all Information on every single active torrent is collected.
Collected File Sharing Data
The name of the torrent.
Examples: “Van Halen Discography 320kbs,” “Adobe CS6 CRACKED,” “Diablo 3 No DRM,” etc.
|Torrent info hash||SHA-1 hash unique to every torrent.|
|Event date||The entry observation date in the DHT, for that torrent, for that IP address.|
|Peer IP||The IP of the torrent, as seen in the DHT.|
|Content category||Sub-categories filter down into applications, books, games, movies, music, TV, other. See the File Sharing categories.|