Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Anonymous Hackers Crosses Swords with Facebook On Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day, also known as Guy Fawkes Night and Bonfire Night is a commemoration observed on or around November 5, especially in Britain.
The hacker collective Anonymous has vowed to "destroy" Facebook on November 5th, according to the official YouTube channel group announced on Tuesday.

"Your medium of communication you all so dearly love will be destroyed," the group wrote in a transcript of the YouTube video. "If you are a willing hacktivists or a man who just wants to protect the freedom of information, then join the cause and kill facebook [sic] for the sake of your own privacy."

Anonymous claims that their plans to hack Facebook is a protest against the privacy issues in the popular social media site. The group also says that Facebook's privacy controls are a joke and that users can not delete their accounts if they want.

"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 information remains on Facebook and can be recovered at any time, "the group wrote. "Changing the privacy settings for your Facebook account more" private "is a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family."

The date November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day when Britain commemorates Fawkes and his attempt to destroy British House of Lords in 1605. Fawkes has become a symbol activists and those who resist authority.

Anonymous has been in the news recently with a successful hacking attack on the Syrian Ministry of Defence website. The group has also attacked other websites of the government and large companies like Sony, Bank of America and PayPal. Facebook is not the only social network of the group has had problems with hacktivists. The group was banned from Google + hacktivists asked the collective to start their own social network.


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