Anonymous and Their Threat to Bring Down FaceBook

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  1. Fergal

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    The hacktivist group known as Anonymous have previously coordinated cyber attacks on government websites (including Tunisia, US, Malaysia and Ireland), Sony, News Corporation and Visa. Anonymous have now stated that they will destroy FaceBook on the 5th November this year, citing privacy concerns as their reason for choosing FaceBook as a target.

    Do you think they will be successful?

    You can view their threat and their reasons for it in the video below;

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    The video below gives a general overview of Anonymous and what they are about;

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    Anonymous Plans to Hack Facebook on Nov 15?

    [video=youtube;SWQTS8zqYXU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWQTS8zqYXU[/video]

    Here's a video I found on YouTibe from people who claim to be a part of the "Anonymous" hacking group. The video tells on how Facebook misuses the data of persons who joined on the popular social networking site and said that the people behind it sells this data to the government which leads to "Privacy" problems.

    With that in mind, they say that people on the said site should be ready on Nov 5, the day that they will hack Facebook. If you are wondering about the date, a friend of mine told me that the date is significant on the movie "V for Vendetta".

    What are your opinions on this?

    EDIT: Dang, beaten by just 2 minutes...
     
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    So it is 15th or 5th of November? I haven't viewed the videos as I haven't time yet, but I do believe they will be succesful. They must be supremely confident given they are annoucing their plans.
     
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    Anonymous (http://twitter.com/#!/anonops) recently tweeted about this;

    They also said;

    So they do seem to be at least a little ambiguous regarding it.
     
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    Interesting that second tweet, some of them clearly feel it would be counter-productive.
     
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    They could hack farmville and start moving people's sheep around.
     
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    lol. That made me lmfao. Seriously. :p
     
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    I would actually love them to do that....
     
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    I'm sorry, that's Nov 5th.
    @Fergal, please do correct my typo. :)

    I wonder what would they achieve after this. Fame for hacking the popular Facebook?
     
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    They give their reasons in the video you posted.
     
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    It will be difficult for them. Facebook is the biggest social networking website in the world, not to mention one (or the) most visited website in some countries. They will have the best security their servers can get, not to mention everything else they could think of. I'm not saying it's going to be impossible for Anonymous to hack Facebook, but it's going to be extremely difficult. Facebook isn't like Song and other such companies they have targeted. Facebook relies heavily on using peoples information as they are a social website, so they are going to have the best, top notch security available, and possibly more.
     
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    I think let's just wait for the dreaded day, Nov 15. And let's see what happens.
     
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    Have you or anyone else heard any more about this?
     
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    Nothing as of the moment.
     
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    This is the first i've heard. To be honest i'm not a massive fan of the site but there are some people who live their entire lives out on it. We shall see.
     

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