A hacker collective, “Anonymous” vows to take down the social networking giant this November.
Anonymous will attack Facebook Nov 5, in protest of the government-social networking complex. Facebook is taking the threat seriously and is planning a counterattack against the hackers.
“They have no chance,” a hacker told WWN in a secret meeting held Palo Alto. “There is nothing Facebook can do to stop it. The algorithm has already started. They are going down.”
Media outlets around the world picked up the story and highlighted the two-week old video, which went viral this week.
Many “IT specialists” at top technology companies are calling the threat a hoax, but the hackers believe this is just a counter move by Facebook and government agencies to keep people using Facebook.
“The U.S. government has been working with Facebook for the last two years, collecting data on every American and citizens around the world. They are planning to control us all. We will not let that happen. Facebook will die on November 5th, 2011.
The video first appeared on July 16 when a newly created YouTube channel — FacebookOp — uploaded the video “Message from Anonymous: Operation Facebook, Nov 5 2011.”
The manifesto urges the audience to kill Facebook over privacy-related concerns.
The speaker in the video claiming to be Anonymous encouraged hacktivists to “join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy – and your freedom.”
Some have speculated that Mark Zuckerberg works for the CIA.
“Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your privacy settings, and deleting your account is impossible,” the posts read. “Even if you delete your account, all your information stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time.”
“Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so they can spy all the people from all around the world,” the post added.
For personal safety reasons, Anonymous has neither confirmed nor denied it is connected to the video.
In recent months, Facebook has faced criticism about its privacy-related policies. In May, a Senate panel questioned Facebook executives for allegedly failing to prevent underage people from having access to the network. Security software company Symantec also has said third-parties like advertisers had access to sensitive data of millions of Facebook users for years.
Facebook has denied there was any security breach, saying no private information could have been passed to third parties. The site also said the Symantec report had ignored contractual obligations of advertisers and developers that prohibit them from obtaining or sharing user information in a way that violates its policies.
WWN has learned that the CIA and FBI are looking for “Anonymous” and plan to do “everything in their power” to stop the November 5th attack.
Check out the video here: