"Anonymous" hacktivist group threatens to kill Facebook on the Fifth of November

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  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    Hacktivist group Anonymous, which has been responsible for cyber-attacks on the Pentagon, News Corp, and others, has vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th (which should ring a bell).

    Citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account, Anonymous hopes to "kill Facebook," the "medium of communication [we] all so dearly adore."

    This isn't the first time Anonymous has spoken out against social networks.

    After Google removed Anonymous' Gmail and Google+ accounts, Anonymous pledged to create its own social network, called AnonPlus.

    The full text of the announcement, made on YouTube and reported by Village Voice, is below:

    UPDATE 2: Anonymous leadership disowned Operation Facebook on Twitter. Apparently, only some Anonymous members are involved.

    UPDATE 1:

    According to one tipster, Facebook would not be "destroyed," per se. What's more likely to happen is a DDoS (denial of service) attack on Facebook which could, if successful, prevent users from reaching the site for anywhere from minutes to hours.


  2. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Let them kill Facebook. It sucks. I deleted my account years ago and it was indeed difficult to do. Not only that, Facebook got into my mailbox and mentioned some names I thought were private. Fuck Facebook!

  3. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Are they going to be wearing Guy Fawkes masks whilst perpetrating this deed? :dry:
  4. lightbeam

    lightbeam Antiquities Friend

    I agree.. especially with the 'Oh, we saved your email address just in case you want to come back! Just use your Email address and your password, and you'll be back up and running!' (after 'deleting' your account)

    They keep everything! If the Anonymous hacktivists take down Facebook, the world would be better off.
  5. Kaos General

    Kaos General Well-Known Member


    This story surfaces almost every single year and its always on november 5th. First it was myspace, then they threatened bebo and now its facebook. People need something other to do than to believe the same crap year in year out.
  6. justMe7

    justMe7 Well-Known Member

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