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Anonymous threatens Facebook, again, this time they'll take it down on January 28

Anonymous will take down Facebook on January 28 as part of Operation Global Blackout Part 2
By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 23, 2012 @ 22:21 CST

[Updated] Here we go again. Anonymous plan to take Facebook down on January 28 as part of what they are calling Operation Global Blackout Part 2. The voiceover on the video claims responsibility for the recent attacks on CBS, Warner Brothers and the FBI.

In the video, viewers are encouraged to be part of the "first official cyber war and help bring Facebook down". Why is Facebook being targeted? Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe because taking down Facebook would get everybody to stand up and listen.

Anonymous are recruiting people to download their "Low Orbit Ion Cannon" (LOIC), which is an open source network stress testing and denial-of-service attack application. The video goes on to explain how to use the app to attack Facebook but points out that if done randomly, it won't work as Facebook has over 60,000 servers across the world.


Anonymous wants a mass-attack to occur on January 28th at 12am. Users are told not to be afraid of getting caught as "they" cannot take down such a large group of participants.

Thanks to our amazing readers, I've been informed this was a fake. Anonymous' Twitter page actually acknowledges it:


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