Anonymous Plans To Shutdown Facebook On January 28[UPDATED]

UPDATE: Anonymous via its Twitter account says the Facebook shutdown plans are fake.

Last year, people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous planned to take down Facebook on November 5 but the operation was dropped. They’re at it again this year. After last week’s attack on various Music Distribution and US Government websites in response to Megaupload’s shutdown, Anonymous’ next target is Facebook. Anonymous hopes to do this through its LOIC software. The same software used in earlier attacks.

Basically the software sends random targets to a domain and can send as many as 10,000 hits per click. The more people click the target button, the more visits a website gets thereby crashing its servers. It’s important to remember that Anonymous denied the last Facebook attempt and claimed it was organised by people outside its group.

The video says Facebook has over 60,000 servers and it is possible to bring them down with the help of the multitude. The planned attack is scheduled for 12AM, January 28 at EST. We’ll be waiting and watching. Here’s the video explaining the planned Denial Of Service attack:

Source: VentureBeat


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