Hackers Plot To “Destroy” Facebook On 5th November 2011…
A hacker group by the name of “Anonymous” have issued a loud warning to Facebook saying that it will be destroyed by 5th November 2011. If this is to be believed then mark your calendars for 5th November, because if the internet hacker collective Anonymous (including a whole load of script kiddies as well) is to be believed, Facebook will be “destroyed” on that day. The hacktivist group released a video on YouTube proclaiming what it dubs OpFaceBook. Their grouse lies against the the social networking website’s much publicised privacy violations.
“Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria,” accused Anonymous in the release. It further derides Facebook‘s reluctance to part with user data despite account deletion. The message ends with a rather pragmatic warning: “When a service is “free,” it really means they’re making money off of you and your information”.
Soon enough, the Anonymous Twitter feed denied involvement through a tweet. This was followed with a much less ambiguous tweet that cried out in all caps that it isn’t Anonymous’ style to kill the messenger, which is Facebook in this case. This is reminiscent of the recent instances, where a total lack of control and cooperation has been evident among the Anonymous ranks.
At any rate, if not the entire Anonymous collective, at least some factions seem determined to bring Facebook down. It seems we will have to be patient untill 5th November. Just when you thought you’d heard it all…. Watch this space Facebook fans.