Monday, January 23, 2012

Facebook Shutdown on Jan. 28 2012 – Courtesy Anonymous!

The hacker group Anonymous is working on shutting down Facebook in a hack attack on Jan 28 2012! Check Update below!

The underground hacker network goes on to state "An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people and the government of the United States." It mentions that this is being done because “While SOPA and PIPA may be postponed from Congress, this doesn’t guarantee that our Internet rights will be upheld."

Check the video below -


The video is encouraging people to download a LOIC software (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) which is an application used block certain government related sites recently.

LOIC basically sends a request overload (over http) to the targeted servers thereby crashing them eventually. It all leads to a consolidated DOS attack on the target server.

Facebook as we all know “has at least 60,000 servers, it is still possible to bring it down” states the video.

Facebook was targeted late last year by hackers who planned to bring it down on Nov 5 2011 but thankfully no attack was carried out

After braving the recent Wikipedia blackout, we are more than ready for this!
Moreover, 28th is a Saturday & most of us would be @ home rather than wasting the company bandwidth over Facebook ;-)

If you have no idea about this group, check the below video for know WHAT IS ANONYOUS?

What is anonymous?

UPDATE: The Facebook attack call is a fake!. The Anonymous' Twitter page is updated with the information -

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