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iFund’s $100M Database Leaks Onto The Web

Hosting company Meteora Technologies Group has accidentally leaked Kleiner Perkins’s $100 million iFund Database information onto the internet. With a text editor, the file can be easily read.

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The information was quickly indexed by Google, and found in a search by Fruxx.

The iFund is a $100 million fund used to invest in digital startups that have chosen to develop applications specifically for Apple’s iPhone platform. There has been controversy surrounding the iFund before, as it was believed that iFund founders KPCB were being biased in primarily funding companies with previous ties to them.

TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington spoke with the President of Meteora (the hosting company), who explained that Kleiner Perkins was no longer a client of theirs, and that the file was published accidentally.

I spoke to Lowell Fletcher, the President of Meteora, who says that they no longer work with Kleiner Perkins, and that the file was accidentally published by one of their employees. Kleiner Perkins has not yet responded to our request for comment.

Fruxx reported to both Kleiner Perkins and Meteora that the file was removed this morning. While this may have been a mistake, if anyone has a copy of the leaked information it may prove to be a liability for KPCB specifically. If the database contained confidential information regarding applications, developers and companies, then people may be at risk.

We have dug around extensively and searched through multiple Proxies to try and get back to an old DNS stored copy of the .SQL file, but have had no luck.

[via 9to5mac]

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4 Comments to “iFund’s $100M Database Leaks Onto The Web”

sicko @ December 4th, 2008 at 10:27 am
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OH… MY…. GOD !!!! this is insanity at its best !!!!!!!!!

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Aggg @ December 4th, 2008 at 10:34 am
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yup, this is nuts. I wonder how massive of a lawsuit we’ll get out of this one.

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vic @ December 4th, 2008 at 10:40 am
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lawsuit? how about a copy of the file.

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jojo22 @ December 4th, 2008 at 10:44 am
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@Aggg: not unless the file had info about the applications being developed, the funding involved in each one, the companies and other confidential information (ideas they had), would it be a serious liability. otherwise it’s just a mistake… yes, a horrible one. but it’s just a mistake.

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