Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Facebook To be Killed on 5Th of November, Say hackers

An internet hacking group says it plans to ‘kill’ Facebook on November 5 in protest over the networking site’s privacy for users.
Shadowy hacking group Anonymous posted a video warning of the Guy Fawkes night attack, saying: ‘Facebook knows more about you than your family.’

The ‘Hacktivist’ collective has become known for high profile attacks on official and government websites in response to what it calls internet censorship.

In some attacks, emails are said to have been stolen and personal information and credit card details leaked.
A video posted on YouTube claiming to be from Anonymous warned: ‘Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed.
‘If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill Facebook.’

The disguised narrator says the site has been selling users’ information to governments and private firms.
‘Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your privacy settings,’ says the video.
However, internet security expert Eugene Kaspersky wrote on Twitter that the attack warning was ‘probably fake’. A spokesman for Facebook declined to comment.

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