Hacker group Anonymous threatens Facebook with Nov. 5 attack

The shadowy hacktivist organization known as Anonymous has released a video on YouTube promising to attack mega-popular social networking site Facebook on Nov. 5 — which is the popular revolutionary holiday Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated in Britain and by fans of V for Vendetta. In the video, the group promises nothing less than the destruction of the network, urging viewers to join Anonymous: “Kill Facebook for the sake of your own privacy.” The accusations come fast and furious — among other things, Anonymous claims that Facebook is selling personal information to government agencies. “We are Anonymous,” concludes the voiceover, “We are Legion.” Watch the video and commence planning for the apocalypse:

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  • john

    I read that most of Anonymous dont acknowledge this. So if you are a poser. Fear their wrath

  • Marissa

    This is dumb. I know what Facebook does; it’s no secret. I choose to be on Facebook despite all that, for better or worse.

    • Molly

      I was about ready to say the exact same thing.

    • Cygnus

      Like smoking, drugs, guns, and alcohol. Not really good for you or anyone else, yet you continue to feed your addiction.

      • Marissa

        Oh, yes, that’s not hyperbolic at all. Comparing Facebook to guns and drugs? Really?

  • Lynn

    Exactly! That’s why I choose to smoke.

    • Carly

      You can only pick one sports movie from each of the fwonloilg sports. The sports are baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer. Which of these sports, one of these will be the most of all the sports, that will be seen in movies. But please tell me why you pick the movies as either the best baseball movie, basketball movie, football movie, hockey movie, and soccer movie.

  • cameobrooch

    Anonymous, my tuchus! Anyone who uses the Internet and thinks that he/she is anonymous is seriously deluded. It’s not just Facebook; the entire Internet has encroached upon our privacy, and there is no going back.

  • Melody

    “Facebook knows more about you than your family does” Yeeeeeaaaaaaahhh…..no.

  • Will

    Are they suggesting that there are people out there who put their most personal information (that they want no one to know about) on facebook, then adjust their privacy settings so that no one can see them? *eyeroll* It’s not like I put my SSN on facebook, then adjust my privacy settings so that I’m the only one that can see it.

  • Fithri

    Is it true that the government is able to get into our facebook account?

  • Sara

    Hackers are sooooo annoying!! Don’t they have better things to do with lives? Hey…go ouside! Get some sunshine…fresh air. Try throwing a frisbee around. Play a round of golf. Or maybe consider using your powers for good!! I’m just a girl trying to get out of a little work by perusing facebook occasionally. Can you give me that?!?!?

    • UGH

      Yet you’re inside talking on a computer.

      • Mike

        Not unless she’s out and about and using her phone to type that. BOOM!

      • Sara

        Well…I AM at work, which unfortunately is indoors. But I managed to eat lunch outdoors today. HA! ;0)

        I just imagine these dorks holed up in the parents’ basement plotting new things hack.

  • Meg

    God. Losers. Internet attention isn’t real attention, guys. Grow up.

  • Mike

    Well I guess we know what the guys from myspace are up to these days!

    • katy

      “Like” that comment :).

      • KC

        This is just part of Justin Timberlake’s “comedic approach” to handling myspace.
        In other words: EPIC FAIL

  • V

    VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

    • LiL C

      You took the words right out of my mouth!

    • dee

      I’m guessing that’s the most times you’ve typed a ‘v’.

  • Anonymous

    We will also be bringing down all of Entertainment Weekly’s servers until you cease your coverage of The Bachelor programs. We are Anonymous. We are Legion.

    • Anonymous II

      How about adding Twilight, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Two and A Half Men, Jersey Shore, and the Kardashians to that coverage.

      • UGH

        Sign me up.

  • Heather

    How will this be different from any OTHER day when Facebook is buggy or crashes? No one will notice, they’ll just come back to play their games later :)

  • Troy

    Revenge of the Winklevii.

  • ALM

    If they were so “revolutionary”, then they wouldn’t give a three-month lead warning, they would just do it. If this is really them, then I accuse of them of high wimpery.

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