According to a video released by Hacktivist group Anonymous, they are planning to take down Facebook on January 28. This comes after shutdown of popular file-sharing site Megaupload by the United States Government.
Anonymous asks for the participation of Americans in the operation by downloading Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC), a tool used to send thousands of requests to servers. Anyone who wish to support Anonymous has to download this tool and follow the instructions given in the video.
An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people and the government of the United States. While SOPA and PIPA may be postponed from Congress, this doesn’t guarantee that our Internet rights will be upheld.
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While it is true that Facebook has at least 60,000 servers, it is still possible to bring it down. Anonymous needs the help of the people.
Do not fear. There is no way you can get caught. They cannot take down that large of a group.
The attack has to be coordinated, therefore, the launch time chosen is 12 am on January 28 — no time zone has been mentioned.
Prior to this, the hacker group successfully managed to take down sites of U.S. Department of Justice, Universal Music, RIAA, MPAA and many others.
Why would they want to take down Facebook, after the site opposed SOPA and PIPA — remains a mystery!
Update: Anonymous has denied any relation with this video.
Again we must say that we will not attack #Facebook! Again the mass media lie.