'Anonymous' Hackers Threaten to "Destroy" Facebook on November 5th

Posted by Eric Torres

Aug 12, 2011 10:12:00 AM

anonymouslogoMembers of the notorious hacker group Anonymous have set their sights on taking down Facebook. They have even set a date, November 5th.

The 'hacktivists', infamous for meddling with the American government, launching  cyber-attacks on Sony, News Corp, Amazon, Pay Pal, Master Card, Visa and the Pentagon, among other targets and for their support for WikiLeaks, have announced that they will focus on bringing down the social networking site because of its privacy policy.

The announcement was made in a YouTube video and sites allegations of privacy infringement. Anonymous members accuse Facebook of selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so they can spy on people from all around the world.

"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," the statement reads. "Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more "private" is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family."

The chilling video, a two-minute warning and explanation using a computerized voice, begins: "Attention citizens of the world, your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed."

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Topics: Anonymous, Hackers, Hacktivists, attacks, Hacked, Facebook, Network Down

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