Facebook Will Be Down On November 5 Says Anonymous
Well, here is another shocking news, The famous hackativist group Anonymous claims that they take take down the facebook on november 5. The huge attack is aimed at destroying Facebook. The anonymous hacking group has posted a video in which they explain why will they attack facebook.
Is it really Possible?
Well the attack which anonymous will probably use is a DDOS attack, With facebook having so many servers it's extremely difficult to take down the facebook, but considering the amount of compromised servers which anonymous have under him, it could be possible that anonymous can create a huge denial of service attack which can prevent users from accessing the website from minutes to hours. One server is equal to the power of almost 3000 PC's, According to sources anonymous hacking group have thousands of servers under their control, so there is a possibility that they can pull up a Huge DDOS attack to take down the entire facebook.
The group calls november 5 operation as "Operation facebook", Here is the official press release:
DATE: November 5, 2011.
Twitter : https://twitter.com/OP_Facebook
Attention citizens of the world,
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.
Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your "privacy" settings, and deleting your account is impossible, even if you "delete" your account, all your personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time. Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more "private" is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family.
You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you.
The riots are underway. It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. It’s unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they don’t understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely false. It gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them "for their own good" while they then make millions off of you. When a service is "free," it really means they’re making money off of you and your information.
Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011, #opfacebook . Engaged.
This is our world now. We exist without nationality, without religious bias. We have the right to not be surveilled, not be stalked, and not be used for profit. We have the right to not live as slaves.
We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Anonymous leader has confirmed by his twitter account that the news was fake, Here is what he tweeted: